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Army creates crash test dummy to improve vehicle safety for soldiers

The Army is developing a mannequin that researchers call the world's first crash test dummy for under-body vehicle blast testing. A prototype of the Warrior Injury Assessment Mannequin, or WIAMan, is expected to be delivered in 2018 and accurately show the affect of a blast on soldiers in new vehicle systems, according to a release from Army Research, Development and Engineering Command. WIAMan will be used to evaluate the effects of under-body blasts involving vehicles, and assess the risk to soldiers in ground vehicle systems. The goal is to help design vehicles and personal protective equipment that may better protect soldiers and save their lives. Army Materiel Command is sponsoring the project. WIAMan and the platform created to simulate an IED explosion are undergoing testing, putting the project closer to its goal, according to a report from WHNT News 19 . A challen...

Full article: https://www.armytimes.com/articles/army-creates-crash-tes...

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