Many thanks to all those who responded to my request for companies supplying
head forms for impact testing. I received the following responses and
several members of the list requested the information to be passed on to
them. I hope this reposting to the list will suffice.


Robert U. Newton Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physical Education
Director, Biomechanics Laboratory
Coordinator, Biomechanics Programs
Ball State University
Muncie IN 47306 United States of America
Telephone (Int+1)(765)285 5139
Facsimile (Int+1)(765)747 5098

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First Technology Safety Systems ( and Denton ATD
Pete Kempf
Sr. Research Engineer
Breed Technologies

There are several companies in the US that sell head forms for
anthropomorphic test dummies used in automotive impact testing. You can call
the following persons for more information.

First Technology Safety Systems
Gordie Morgan

Denton ATD
Randy Kelly

N. Rangarajan

I hope this info helps.

- Mike Kleinberger
Dr. Michael Kleinberger, Manager
Transportation Safety and Biomechanics
Johns Hopkins University
Applied Physics Laboratory
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD 20723-6099

Phone: 443-778-7289
Fax: 443-778-6914


Good Morning Dr. Newton,

I won't give you a list because there is to my knowledge, not much of a list
to give. Depending on the type of testing you want to do their are only a
few headforms and therefore manufactures that I am aware of. If you could
tell me what kind of impact testing you want to do, I'd be happy to ask
around the company and compile a list and give a recommendation.

Cameron Barr, B.Eng.
Biokinetics & Associates, Ltd.
2470 Don Reid Dr.
Ottawa, ON.
K1H 1E1
(p) 613-736-0384 ext. 234
(f) 613-736-0990



Try or - these are both crash test dummy
acturers located in Northern Ohio and Michigan, respectively.

Alena Hagedorn
Supervisor, Biomechanics Research Engineering
Transportation Research Center Inc.


I assume your can find information about the NOCSAE head form by
Southern Impact Research Center (SIRC)
1817 Allor Avenue Knoxville
TN 37921
Voice: 885 523-1662
Fax: 865 523-1233

(We acquired a NOCSAE head drop system years ago)

Con Hrysomallis, PhD.
Victoria University


I have an address of a company in Canada that sells headforms:
Hope this helps.

85 Rousillon
St. Jean-sur-Richelieu
tel 001-514-348-6774
fax 001-514-348-7157


Will Morgan


I have several contacts for biomechanical test headforms. The headform you
require depends upon the type of headform that you need ... and different
headforms are available from different people.

If you need a NOCSAE headform, you need to contact Mr. Dave Halstead at U.
( or Dr. Trey Crisco ( This
is also called the WSU headform and was originally designed by Voigt Hodgson
Wayne State University (WSU).

If you need headforms to test for DOT 218 (motorcycle helmets), then you
need to
contact Controlled Castings in Plainview, NY - the last phone number I have
516 349 1717

If you need ISO headforms for testing to ASTM or CPSC standards (i.e.
helmets, skateboard helmets, etc.), then you need to contact Mr. Serge
of Cadex. They are located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada ... the phone number
450 348 6774 (Fax#: 450 348 7157)

If you need to conduct automobile like impacts (i.e. into a windshield or a
windshield header), then you should purchase a hybrid III headform
(basically a
crash test dummy) --- you can purchase these from First Technology in
Michigan ( 734 451 7878, FAX 734 451 9549.

Good Luck,

Terry Smith, Ph.D.
Director of Research
Head Protection Research Laboratory
Paramount, CA

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The company the sells or rent head for impact testing is is First technology
safety systems:

Rafael Bahamonde PhD.
School of Physical Education IUPUI
901 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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