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Research & Innovation

A cross-scientific approach

With the cross-scientific approach to how we process challenges at POC, we need to be curious, listen carefully, both to promote and to reject. We need to establish a strong foundation to guide us in the quest to make a point, to state our own identity and typology, to explore, invent or to innovate. All to the benefit of the users. We never compromise in choosing materials or construction, and we never compromise safety, quality or performance.

POC Lab

POC Lab is our scientific forum. It brings together experts who provide us with invaluable assistance in ensuring that we develop the most relevant, reliable and advanced protective products on the market today. The POC Lab enables a close and rewarding collaboration with some of the world’s foremost sports medicine experts, back specialists and brain scientists. As a complement to the POC Lab, we also seek help from materials technologists – and from people such as you who make avid use of our protective gear in practice, ranging from proficient X-game riders to the elite at the World Cup level.

One of the major issues that concern the members of the POC Lab is the rapid evolution of skiing and snowboarding.  The speeds are increasing, drops and jumps are higher and playing around in parks, with jumps, banks, and rails are available to most. Downhill racing, Skier X, or moguls are also disciplines where the limits are being tested. The whole scenario is actually a bit frightening. With this pace, we are likely to experience an increased number of serious accidents in the coming years. Therefore, it is important to underline that protection can’t guarantee your safety. What it can do is reduce the risk of being injured. The most vital ingredient to avoid injuries is you. Skill and good common sense are the assets that need to be prioritized.

Members of the POC Lab are carefully selected for their unique expertise. Each member shares POC’s mission to save lives and reduce the severity of injuries resulting from accidents.

Members of POC Lab

Claes Hultling
M.D. Ph.D. Medical Director
Karolinska Hospital
Spinalis Policlinic at Rehab
Station Stockholm
Per Hamid Ghatan
M.D. Ph.D.
Karolinska Institute
Dept. of Clinical Neuroscience
Magnus Wörnert
Former ski racer and expert in
the ski trade
Fredrik Lundh
M.D.
Karolinska Hospital
Dept. Of Orthopedic Surgery
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