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THOR-FT Safety Dummy

Continuing its safety and technical leadership, INDYCAR obtained a THOR-FT (Test Device for Human Occupant Restraint – Frontal Technology) in May 2005. The device is able to replicate human body movements and can record 136 items of data in a single test.

The THOR-FT is a specially designed, high-tech crash dummy that is so advanced it provides researchers improved bioļ¬delity (the ability to react like human tissue) and kinematics (human body movements).

INDYCAR's THOR-FT was the fourth of its kind to be produced for use in impact safety research. It is maintained and housed at the Center for Advanced Product Evaluation in Westfield, Indiana.

THOR-FT Safety Dummy