Biomedical engineering students learn about anthropomorphic test devices from GM Engineering Group Manager Jack Jensen

PHOTO RELEASE (Nov. 12, 2012) – Wayne State University biomedical engineering students attended a presentation by Jack Jensen, a technical fellow and engineering group manager at General Motors’ Anthropomorphic Test Device (ATD) Lab, last week in the Engineering Development Center. Jensen spoke about his own work with anthropomorphic test devices, or crash dummies, and how biomedical engineers can help design more advanced safety systems for today’s cars and the cars of the future.

The event was organized by the Wayne State chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) as part of a year-long effort to expose biomedical engineering students to possible career paths. Earlier this year, biomedical engineering students visited Humanetics, an ATD developer and manufacturer, and BMES leaders are planning a visit next semester to Stryker, a medical technology company.

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