This is Graham. He might not be much to look at, but he’s the only person on Earth who can survive a high-speed car crash. The hypothetical human was designed in Melbourne, Australia, to draw attention to road safety.
It comes with bodily features that might be present in humans if they had evolved to withstand the forces involved in crashes, whether as a vehicle occupant or as a pedestrian, TAC says. These include a flattened face resulting from repeated impacts with airbags, and a head as large as the chest that makes the neck disappear.
Other physical highlights of Graham are thicker skin around the arms and hands, as well as legs shaped in a way that puts less pressure on the tibias in the advent of a collision with a vehicle.
Melbourne sculptor Patricia Piccinni designed Graham along with expert trauma surgeons. It will be on display at the State Library of Victoria until August 8th before going on a roadshow.