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I/ITSEC 2017: US Army trials blast test dummies (video)

4th December 2017 - 13:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Orlando


The US Army Research Laboratory is pioneering studies into test dummies that accurately represent what happens to the human body when involved in a vehicle blast.

The new technology - known more formally as the Warrior Injury Assessment Manikin (WIAMan) anthropomorphic test device (ATD) - will replace the use of automotive dummies that do not provide sufficient data in under-body blast scenarios.

Shephard spoke with Frederick Hughes, director of the WIAMan engineering office, about the new technology and how it will benefit frontline troops in the future.

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