Crash-Test Dummies Are Also Getting Obese Like One-Third Population Of The Country

November 2, 2014 7:32 PM

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The leading crash-test dummies maker has now started making dummies that have wider waistlines and greater weights. The new obese dummies now weigh 271 pounds, Humanetics chief executive Christopher O’Connor reported. The old dummies had 167 pounds of weight.

In August, a prototype was introduced for safety motivation, and that became the reason behind the development of these new models, said O’Connor.

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