THE B-LAB


OBSERVE.


DESIGN.


BUILD.


TEST.


PRODUCE.

Overview

PROCTECTION THROUGH
INNOVATION

  • Award-winning multi-sport headgear.
  • Developed over 5 years of research at the engineering schools of NYU and Columbia University.
  • Engineered with lab-tested impact materials.
  • CE Certified for European Union.
  • Tested at the Virginia Tech Helmet Labratory.

01

THE SHAPE


First, we scanned a variety of head shapes of men and women, boys and girls within a wide age range to capture biometric measurements.

Next, we generated a set of 3D head forms from the captured biometrics to begin modeling.

CAD drawings were then created around the 3D head forms for an accurate fit.

02

ENGINEERING


  • We assembled our team of highly acclaimed industrial designers, mechanical engineers and biomedical engineers to identify and create the ideal shape and form.
  • Together we selected the best materials to build a complete impact protection system.

03

PROTOTYPE


From our CAD drawings steel moulds were built to ensure precise fit and measurement of each component.

04

Impact Test


  • We validated the impact performance of The Mercado®.
  • We conducted extensive research and impact testing at Columbia University, New York University, Virginia Tech Helmet Rating Institute, and certified EU head impact institutions.

Pendulum impact testing at Virginia Tech 5-star Ratings Institute

05

certification


  • Certified to the European Union CE Standard.
  • Approved for use in NFHS and NCAA.

06

The Mercado II®


BATS-TOI®, THE MERCADO®, THE MERCADO II®, OVERCOME, RESIST TO EXIST, and the BATS-TOI® logo are registered trademarks of Falcon Helmet Design & Engineering Inc. © 2018 BATS-TOI Inc. All Rights Reserved