Next generation crash-test synthetic human could help Apple, Google, Tesla with driverless car safety

SAM Fionna (7)TAMPA, Fla. – As technology giants like Apple, Google and Tesla continue to develop driverless automobiles, a next generation crash-test synthetic human prototype has been developed and is being modified by SynDaver Labs in Tampa with the mission being to improve passenger safety.

SynDaver Labs has become famous for their SynDaver Synthetic Human and the SynDaver Synthetic Canine, but recently the company created a prototype Synthetic Human specifically for use in vehicle safety testing, and it is already being used by one major, but confidential, company in Detroit. Additionally, another of the nation’s largest vehicle manufacturers has also reached out to SynDaver with the intent to use SynDaver’s Synthetic Humans in their testing.

This special version of the SynDaver Synthetic Human is being used by the confidential client to monitor how the body responds to the effects of extreme vibration and noise on the heart and lungs.

The reason SynDaver is being used over conventional crash-test dummies is because SynDaver’s synthetic tissues allow sensors (such as Doppler radar) to penetrate and monitor the blood flow and lung inflation, where a plastic body would not work.

IMG_2026“This version of our Synthetic Human has a heart that actually beats, contracts and forces blood through the vasculature system in a self-contained environment,” said Dr. Christopher Sakezles, founder of SynDaver Labs. “This is just the beginning of what our Synthetic Humans can be used for, but eventually we hope all automobile manufacturers will rely on our technology to see how destructive crashes will affect the body.”

While Apple, Google and Tesla are not currently using the SynDaver Synthetic Human for their crash testing, Sakezles expects they will recognize the value of having the closest thing to a living human as their potential crash test dummies. Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech companies do currently use SynDaver tech in other applications.

“Our Synthetic Humans can be modified to capture data around any testing protocol and specification needed,” Sakezles said. “Their state-of-the-art autonomous vehicles deserve the most technologically advanced crash test Synthetic Human, and we’re capable of providing them.”

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About SynDaver Labs
Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, SynDaver Labs is the world’s leading manufacturer of hyper-realistic, synthetic human and animal surgical trainers. SynDaver’s synthetic bodies simulate fully-functioning live organisms and are primarily used for training in schools, hospitals and military installations. SynDaver has the world’s largest database of live-tissue properties and all SynDaver tissues are made from water, salts and fibers. The company currently has 10 patents on these materials, processes and related products. Currently, SynDaver Labs employs more than 100 people at their Tampa facility and is planning additional facilities in the U.S., China, Europe and Latin America.

SynDaver Labs products have been lauded by industry experts and earned a cult following after appearances on ABC’s Shark Tank, MythBusters, Grey’s Anatomy, and the series finale of CSI. The company’s models are also expected to feature prominently in multiple episodes of the upcoming MythBusters 2.0.


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