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More real crash tests: fat and old dummies developed

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D so far The dummy, which is mainly used for crash tests, is based on the 50 percent man and dates from the 1970s. In the middle he comes to a height of 175 cm and a weight of 78 kg. The larger 95 percent dummy measures 188 cm and weighs 101 kg. Its smaller counterpart represents the small woman with a height of 152 cm and a weight of 54 kg. The so-called Hybrid III family is completed by three different children's dummies. there are also various other dummies. What they all have in common is a slim stature.

With its new developments, Humanetics keeps an eye on the physical development of the population. In the United States alone, four in 10 people are too fat, and one in five drivers is over 64 years old. Anatomy and body size are decisive criteria in crash behavior.

The newly developed crash test dummies represent an old lady around 70 and an overweight middle-aged man with a body mass index (BMI) of 35 to one It weighs 140 kg and is about 188 cm tall. The new dolls are to cover large parts of the new, rapidly growing population groups and enable car manufacturers to take these groups into account when developing vehicles.

New dummies should represent old and fat people.


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