Protection is preservation from injury or harm. It is a step to be taken, something that carries the connotation of responsibility. Safety is the freedom from the occurrence or risk of injury, danger, or loss. It is a state in which to reside.
The MIPS technology is an added safety system built into helmets specifically designed to reduce rotational motion that may otherwise be transferred to the brain in the event of a crash. Unfortunately, crashing can be part of our sport and our brains are vulnerable to damage resulting from rotational motion. Concussion is a term widely used to describe the symptoms of certain damage to the brain tissue caused by head injuries often resulting from rotational motion to the head, but the severity of concussions can be wide-ranging and is often misunderstood.