Helmets are traditionally checked by measuring the peak acceleration of a helmeted steel headform falling onto a steel surface.
For Charles Owen, this is only the start of analysing how a helmet will perform in the real world.
At our design headquarters, we use advanced computer simulation to understand how to maximise the dissipation of energy from an impact by using complex combinations of materials. Impact analysis is commonly used in the car industry to recreate accidents that are often too complex to recreate. With so many variables and elements to check, it becomes essential to understand what going on at a microscopic level to understand how to better protect a rider in a potential accident.
This is just another way that your Charles Owen helmet is tuned to look after you, so that you can focus on your job.