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May 24, 2004
CONTACT: Phil Sneiderman

Students Develop Safety Vest
Design May Prevent Car Crash Injuries


Photo D: The engineering students tested their injury prevention system on a high-tech crash dummy that simulated a 108-pound woman.
Photo by Will Kirk

Photo E: Inside the protective vest, the students placed three layers of foam padding, each with a different density.
Photo by Will Kirk

Photo F: The dummy was strapped onto a sled to gauge the effects during the equivalent of a 20-mph head-on crash or a 35- to 40-mph crash involving a moving car striking a parked vehicle.
Photo by Will Kirk

Photo G: Richard Chen
Photo by Will Kirk

Photo H: Patrick Danaher
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Photo I: Ryan Lavender
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Photo J: Gary S. Sorock
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Photo K: Andrew Merkle
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