Next-gen car crash-test dummies will be fatter. Here's why

October 30, 2014 2:28 PM

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According to the CDC, more than one-third of all Americans are obese. The implications of the larger waistlines in the United States affects, not only quality of life for the individual - increasing their chances of heart disease and osteoporosis for starters - but with the new figures and poundage of the average American so drastically increased, other crucial industries which you may not have even thought might be affected are making important life-saving changes.

Humanetics, a company that produces crash test dummies for use in vehicle collision tests, is coming up with new adult sized models with over 100 pounds more weight over their conventional model. In addition to the extra weight, the heft of the new dummies was also taken into consideration - concent...

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