The toughest, most sensitive, reliable sensors

The origins of Humanetics stems back to the time a collection of engineers making sensors realized they could help the US Air Force design safer planes and ejection mechanisms.

Prior to the development of crash test dummies, dead bodies, animals, and live humans were used to test safety features. As the engineers learned how to instrument dummies with sensors to measure force, pressure, impact, and displacement they understood how they could predict injuries such as rib fractures, chest compressions, concussion, broken bones, muscle, and soft tissue injury.

Then came the need to create sensors, timers, photonics, and fiber optic technology to improve the capture and transmission of data to test engineers.

Sensors that have saved millions of lives

The outcome of sophisticated sensor technology development can be seen in our most sophisticated range of dummies including THOR and WorldSID. But in addition to automotive applications, the same sensor technologies used throughout the dummy’s exoskeleton are also used in bespoke industries (aerospace, medical, energy) and scenarios to create sensory intelligence to give engineers more data to control critical environments and develop ways to protect humans.

Explore our range of sensors below.