The Transport Accident Commission has an important message for you, it turns out that humans aren’t designed to survive a horrible car crash. For those of you who either already knew this groundbreaking new date and are about to tune out, or the rest of you who clearly think you are invincible, they’ve decided to drive the point home with a creature that one trauma surgeon proposes is how a human would have to look if they were to survive a crash. Amazingly, I’m not sure they would want to survive if they had to go through life looking like Graham.
The TAC collaborated with leading trauma surgeon Christian Kenfield, crash investigator expert David Logan and world-renowned artist Patricia Piccinini, to produce Graham – an interactive, lifelike interactive sculpture demonstrating human vulnerability.
Studies show the human body can only cope with impact speeds people can reach on their own, unassisted by vehicles. Graham has been designed with bodily features that might be present in humans if they had evolved to withstand the forces involved in crashes.