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P R E S S  I N F O R M A T I O N, April 1999

SFD is patented and

further developed

The Swedish Patent and Registration Office, SPRO (Patent- och
registreringsverket, PRV) has granted patent and registered the trademark
and name for Safety Follow-up Dummy, SFD, which in turn has been further
developed. The worlds first size adjustable dummy can be fitted with both
sitting and backrest devices similar to those of an H-point maschine.

SFD was shown for the first time two years ago. At that time as the result
of a project work at the Department of Injury Prevention at Chalmers
University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Since then it has matured from a wooden prototype into an investigating
tool made of mainly aluminium. A number of dummies has been manufactured
and sold in Sweden and abroad. All fundamental principles have stayed
intact: The dummy is adjustable in height from 1,5 to 2,05 meters
equivalent to 4'11" to 6'8". All joints have a range of
movement identical to those of a human being. The basic idea is also the
same: To facilitate crash investigations and increase the possibility to
understand what caused a certain injury by putting the dummy in the
position where the victim was found in the car wreck.

Equipped with a sitting and backrest device similar to those of an H-point
maschine the Safety Follow-up Dummy can be used for many more purposes.

For further information, please contact: 

Safety Follow-up Dummy, SFD, AB
Sverker Dahl
Phone: +46 411 473 25
GSM: +46 705 91 55 00 
Fax: +46 411 473 26 

Traffic Safety Research and Engineering, TSRE, AB
Hugo Mellander
Phone: +46 31 70 10 340
GSM: +46 708 84 35 78
Fax: +46 31 70 10 335

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