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Tests show PHPS can add up to 60% more protection against brain injury.

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Around 1 million people attend A & E as a result of a head injury in the UK each year.

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PHPS represents the first major motorcycle helmet development since the full-face crash helmet in 1967.

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70% more protection against brain injury.

 A truly revolutionary advance in head protection.

IMPROVING HELMET SAFETY

The Phillips Head Protection System (PHPS) is a revolutionary advance in head protection.

It has the potential to improve significantly the performance of helmets designed to protect against traumatic head injury arising from motorcycle accidents and motor vehicle accidents, work-related accidents and falls, and sports and recreational pursuits.

A conventional helmet, such as a motorcycle helmet, provides good protection from impact injuries but provides little protection against rotational injury or Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI) which is severe brain damage.

         

HEAD PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY

PHPS is a radical development in helmet design. It adds a lubricated flexible membrane over the outside of the helmet, and it is proven to add up to 60% more protection against brain injury.

A blow to the head causes a sharp and immediate rotation of the skull and the brain, which has potentially devastating and untreatable effects on soft brain tissue and blood vessels which can literally be ripped apart by the shearing forces inside the brain and the movement of the brain within the skull.

The lubricant and elastic quality of the PHPS membrane on a crash helmet decreases this rotational force in the critical milliseconds following impact, significantly reducing the head trauma and reducing the risk of traumatic brain injury.

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MAKING AN IMPACT ON HEAD INJURY

The PHPS is already making a real contribution to reducing the numbers and severity of head injuries from motorcycle accidents thus helping to reduce the risks of acquired brain injury and improving rider safety. 

PHPS is setting a new de facto standard for advanced helmet design with the potential to improve head protection within many markets.

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MOTORCYCLE HELMET INNOVATION

After 15 years in development culminating in exhaustive testing and certification by some of the most exacting test facilities in the world, the first PHPS-enabled helmet will come to market in 2009 in the form of the Lazer SuperSkin motorcycle helmet.  

This represents the first major motorcycle head protection improvement since the introduction of full-face crash helmets in 1967 and is brought to market by Lazer Helmets SA under license from Phillips Helmets Limited

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