“Supersized” dummies

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 in Patient Care | 0 comments

“Supersized” dummies

Is “bigger” better?

CNN reports that “at the University of Michigan, researchers created “supersized” crash test dummies modeled on today’s obese drivers.

“Americans are getting bigger and so are crash test dummies. Researchers at the University of Michigan are designing dummies to look like today’s drivers by “supersizing” existing models.

“Crash dummies have been in use for nearly 50 years. These newer models represent older, weightier and obese drivers.  Accurate models help researchers better predict the impact of a crash which helps engineers make safer cars.”

What impact, so to speak, will cars designed for obese patients have on smaller adults, adolescents, and children?

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