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Life-size Sculpture Created To Withstand Car Crashes

Posted Wednesday, September 7, 2016 by Pivotal Law Group

crashAustralia's Transport Accident Commission has teamed up with Melbourne artist Patricia Piccinini to create "Graham" -- a life-size sculpture that was designed specifically to survive car crashes.

The sculpture is part of a road safety campaign that serves to remind drivers of the intense impact car crashes have on the human body.

Logan and Christian Kenfield, a trauma surgeon at Royal Melbourne Hospital, advised Piccinini about how the body responds in a crash and discussed the possible ways to enhance the human body to make it more resistant to impacts.

Some of Graham's features include a flattened face to absorb the energy of an impact and a larger skull with more cerebrospinal fluid and ligaments to better protect his brain.

Graham is even able to avoid injury while on foot: He has hoof-like legs with added joints and knees that bend in all directions to quickly move out of the way of oncoming traffic.

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