observe, design, build, test, produce.

The B-Lab™ is the research and development department of Bats-Toi.
Here, our experts design and produce technical and functional helmets for combat sports with new generation materials and superior state of the art production.

Overview

Protection through innovation

 

  • Award-winning helmet for wrestlers

  • NCAA compliant and NHSCA approved

  • Developed over 4 years of R&D between the top-tier engineering schools of NYU and Columbia University in collaboration with expert Italian product designers

  • Constructed with lab-tested impact materials designed to improve performance

  • Manufactured under strict quality control standards

Design

The search for the right form

 

Our R&D team began as a student engineering project at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.
First we began by analyzing existing headgear models, and interviewing dozens of coaches, athletes and officials for their wish lists of suggestions.
This collection of information allowed us to completely re-engineer the design concept of a headgear, and use state-of-the-art engineering modeling and design techniques to create a headgear that truly addresses the needs of wrestlers to enhance their on-mat performance.

Testing

THE SECURITY OF ADVANCED ENGINEERING

 

The Mercado™ has been lab and field tested using the best engineering instrumentation, standards, practices, and protocols in the industry. Independently tested at the renowned Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings Institute, and at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering Mechanical Engineering Department, The Mercado™ has been developed and manufactured under the strictest of standards to offer the best product on the market.

Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar

Ultra sonic Imaging

Drop Weight Impact Tower

synergy

EXPERT CRAFTSMANSHIP, AND ENGINEERING TO SERVE THE WARRIOR

 

 

By combining American mechanical
and biomedical engineering techniques with Italian product design and craftsmanship we ensured that the Mercado™ is technically engineered with a sleek modern design resulting in a superior product.