Mips, a company specializing in helmet-based safety, is advancing helmet testing with their Virtual Test Lab (VTL). This innovation leverages computer science with the intention to virtually predict how new helmets will perform in real-life impacts.
Mips VTL could reduce waste from helmet prototypes for Mips’ partners and their customers, presenting a sustainable approach to helmet tests than physical tests. Virtual test results also allow helmet brands and manufacturer design teams to refocus any helmet safety improvements on narrower, viable parameters and present the possibility to bring the final product to market in a timely manner. In addition to testing, Mips VTL also enables the prototyping of new designs in a virtual environment without the need for physical prototype production.
In 2022, Mips signed up for the UN Global Compact and has since embedded the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact into its operations. Furthermore, Mips created a new sustainability roadmap based on its value chain emission analysis in 2022: In line with the Paris Agreement, Mips’ targets are approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), to do its part in limiting global warming to 1.5°C.
“Through our Virtual Test Lab, we’re revolutionizing helmet testing by harnessing the power of advanced computer science. This innovative approach not only accelerates development timelines but also embodies our commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. Mips continues to lead the way in shaping the future of helmet-based safety,” sid Daniel Lanner, head of VTL at Mips.