Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Spanish researchers admit using human bodies as crash test dummies

Cash-strapped Spanish researchers have admitted using human bodies as crash test dummies.

The scientists said not only are they cheaper than finding £120,000 for a crash test dummy - they also yield better results.

The researchers at the Technology Park in Alcaniz in northern Spain admitted using cadavers in car-crash simulations and added they were one of six places in the world where human body crash test simulations were carried out.

In most cases they said bodies were made available for car safety tests after they had been finished with by medical universities.  (more...)

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