Thursday, July 21, 2016
See how human body would have to be built to survive high-speed car crash.
A Melbourne sculptor named Patricia Piccinini has created the perfect human body that can survive a high-speed car crash.
Pictured below is Graham with huge chest, inflated head, extra nipples and absence of a neck.
Graham was created as part of the Victorian Government's new road safety campaign. Piccinini drew from the knowledge of trauma surgeon Christian Kenfield and road safety engineer David Logan to build Graham, a body that could withstand a high-speed crash.
Graham's warped features, such as his huge chest and extra nipples which are meant to mimic air
bags and protect his rib cage, highlight how vulnerable the human body is in car crashes.
His lack of neck rules out broken bones and whiplash, while his flat, fatty face is designed to protect his nose and ears.
The padded up chest with airbags between each rib protects his heart.
Graham also has thicker and tougher skin to shield and reduce abrasions and road rash.
But his bizarre features do not just protect him inside a car but help him if he is a pedestrian.
He has strong legs allowing him to jump out of the way of oncoming cars, and his knees bend in all directions to save him breaking his leg when hit by a car.
Dr Kenfield said even the strongest man could not hold himself in place in a car accident because the force of crash was so great.