26% LOWER RISK OF BRAIN INJURY COMPARED WITH FOAM HELMETS.
HEXR was compared with 40 helmets on the market, including 15 that use MIPS and 1 with Wavecel. On average HEXR had a 30% improvement in rotational velocity, acceleration and linear acceleration.
HEXR performed excellently in the mandatory CE certification with an average linear force of 144 G, compared with the 250 G threshold.
In addition, roll off testing and retention testing is carried out to make sure that a helmet does not slide off the head easily and that the strap and buckles will not fail under load.
HEXR was compared independently to the largest available data of tested bicycle helmets. The testing method is the state of the art: simulating real life accidents at 22 km/h. It is used by MIPS to validate their helmets and was developed by Professor Remy Willinger who has over 100 peer review papers to his name. The mandatory safety standards do not test for rotational motion which occurs in the majority of impacts. COST 329, a report commissioned by the European Union, found that a 30% improvement in rotational energy absorption would reduce half of fatal and severe head injuries.
See more about why HEXR is 26% safer than traditional foam helmets and how the materials make HEXR unique.