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 bioﬁdelity (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.