Have ever pondered upon the idea of the perfect body? How should the perfect body look like? Should it be the image portrayed by magazines or something anatomically enhanced? Should the perfect body be esthetically pleasing or extremely functional?
It seems that a team made out of an artist and a crash expert and trauma surgeon took the time and designed the perfect human body that meets the needs of the 21st century.
Graham, as the result was named, took six months to complete from the initial sketches to the final silicon and human hair product that inspires anything but awe to the beholder.
A crash test dummy is an artificial construction shaped like an average human used by researchers to determine the amount of damage a certain impact could have on a live being. Graham is anything but that, so he is also dubbed the anti-crash dummy.
The creators thought that the perfect body is the one that can protect a human in the case of a collision. Is what humans should look if they want to survive the number one cause of accidental deaths in the world.
Visually, Graham can be described as a grotesque figure. However, anatomically, he could win the contest for “the most resilient anatomic construction.” He is the Iron Man without a suit.
In order to better underline the importance of road safety, the duo that created the anti-crash dummy incorporated vital features that could ensure his survival in the case of a fatal crash.
For starters, the head of the simulated human looks more like a Star Wars character than a human being. The Jabba look is given by the second set of shoulder blades meant to protect the cervical region from a fatal blow.
The head is bigger than that of an average male because it contains more fluid that can keep the brain safe in the case of a sudden blow. The extra space acts like an airbag.
Speaking of airbags, just below the gargantuan head, the designers fitted Graham with what appears to be extra sets of nipples. In fact, they are additional layers of fat that keep the man protected in the event of a powerful impact.
The ribcage is also exaggerated in proportions because there are supplementary air pockets between the ribs that are meant to protect internal organs from the force of a vehicle collision.
Graham also has extra mobility in his knees and joints and a very thick layer of skin that can protect him from road rashes when he is thrown out of the window of his car or tipped off his bike.
He may be ugly at first sight, but he is a survivor. He is the embodiment of the man that can afford to text while driving, or hunt pokémons, or have a beer or two before heading home.
He is a warning that humans are frail beings that can be killed instantly in car crashes if they do not put their safety first.
What do you think of the medical version of the perfect body? Does Graham inspire the need to keep safe behind the wheel?