MULTI-IMPACT OUTER EPP LINER
The multi-impact EPP outer liner is strategically positioned against the helmet shell's inner surface. It is an exceptional energy absorption material designed with EPP "Damping Towers" to assist in progressive loading of the ODS™ system during impacts. This capability, along with the EPP's multi-impact feature, is key in allowing the ATR-2 to be rebuilt.
REPLACEABLE INNER EPS LINER
The inner EPS liner is a crucial component of the ODS™ design, acting as the primary layer of defense. It functions as a helmet within a helmet. This inner liner nestles into the ODS™ carrier, offering strength and integrity to the EPS while reducing angular acceleration forces with its slippery surface.
Optimized shell design
The 6D concept of 'Optimized Shell Design' encompasses a system in which multiple materials collaborate to enhance protection and energy management. The shell needs to maintain structural integrity to prevent penetration while avoiding excessive stiffness. Excessive stiffness can undermine the helmet's ability to manage energy effectively.
Isolation Dampers connect the ODS™ carrier to the outer EPP liner to isolate impact energy from the brain. These dampers have elastic properties and a unique shape that create a progressive spring rate, helping to manage low-threshold energy. The hourglass shape and elasticity also aid in managing the inner liner's three-dimensional displacement.
The EPP lined chinbar is thicker and has a lower density, offering increased durability and enhanced energy absorption for side impacts to the jaw area. It is equipped with a polyurethane over-molded sternum pad.
New Safety features
The new ATR-2 helmet incorporates two important safety elements. Firstly, a "Brow Rib" strengthens the upper eyeport area, adding integrity to the shell near the eyeport opening. Secondly, a "Cervical Protection Zone" in the lower rear base provides extra crushable protection for the neck and spine in case of downward and backward impact.
The ODS™ carrier enables a modular helmet design that is easily rebuildable. It supports the isolation dampers, manages materials during impact, and recenters post-impact.