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Mips partners with Quin, explores sensor technology in helmets

Quin has closed a $9 million Series A with investment from individual investors and Mips. Mips joined the round, investing $7.3 million for a 25 percent stake of Quin, a sensor-based technology company specializing in event detection and data-driven emergency response protocols.

Quin provides technology specializing in event detection, offering specialized sensor fusion and software to helmet brands since 2018. Quin’s proprietary technology turns passive gear into smart companions capable of detecting safety events, triggering emergency response protocols, and connecting the closest emergency services to those in distress.

“Quin is excited to partner with Mips, a true pioneer in the helmet industry,” says Anirudha Surabhi, CEO of Quin. “We value the difference Mips makes to the world of safety. Our shared vision and commitment to data-driven safety solutions make this collaboration a perfect combination collaboration to drive new innovations in this field. Quin is constantly innovating to make our sensor capabilities even smarter with new technologies. Mips is strengthening our mission, and we’re ready to embrace this new chapter to make safety smarter, better, and more accessible for all.”

Mips recognizes Quin’s strength in intelligent technology, its mission to deliver safety to riders and its approach to placing the consumer first. The company sees great opportunity for growth and further innovation with a shared customer base. Through enhanced data collection regarding incidents via the use of high precision sensor technology and related machine learning algorithms, the investment in Quin is an important step in meeting Mips’ vision, mission, and strategy.

“With this investment, Mips is taking the first strong step into exploring the possibilities of sensor technology in helmets,” says Max Strandwitz, CEO of Mips. “We are convinced that Quin’s proprietary smart technology has many possibilities, and they work with the same consumer-centric approach to help save lives, that has always been at the center of our work at Mips. We look forward to a meaningful, synergistic collaboration and we are happy to bring our competence to support Quin on their exciting journey forward.”

Mips is built on a scientific foundation and is constantly looking for new ways to gather data related to helmet safety. Mips and Quin have a shared vision of leveraging data and science to advance safety measures in the realm of protective gear and safety systems.

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