Simple machines offer more variables that can be optimized to handle the rigors of an impact to the head.
Our machines are matched to individual helmet shells and engineered for superior impact attenuation.
When an impact occurs, helmets with Kinetix technology transmit less force and acceleration to the user’s head and neck compared to ordinary helmets in the same industry and, on average, a force 50% lower than what international standards require.
**Different applications will vary the impact absorption capabilities of the suspension; this average is calculated from our most developed systems and across a range of temperature conditions
A typical helmet system is made of a strong outer shell and inner suspension (straps and/or padding)
At the time of an impact, the suspension accommodates to the head and deforms, along with the outer shell, in order to absorb energy.
As a result, an ordinary helmet absorbs energy much like a spring would, by compressing itself against the head, demanding ever increasing amounts of force to deform. This force is directly transmitted to a users head and spine.
Titon Technology incorporates machinery to helmet shells.
Kinetix controls the way energy is absorbed and dissipated during an impact, which result in lower forces being transmitted a user’s head and spine.
Lever rotation allows:
The combination of these effects results in reduction of the impact forces being transmitted to a user which gives our system a superior performance.
Most helmets in the market today are created to comply with national safety standards, such as ANSI/ISEA for industrial and NOCSAE for sports, but not all helmets that comply with a standard provide the same level of safety. Small differences in performance, as measured by standard testing, can mean huge differences in safety. Our system demonstrates huge differences in results that translate to greater safety.
You can find our Kinetix suspension inside HexArmor® Ceros® XA250 helmet.