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Crash Test Dummies to be Used in Research at the University of Maine 

The University of Maine is getting some dummies. Engineering researchers at the Orono school have received a grant that will utilize crash test dummies to help test products designed to reduce head injuries. The university has received $533,000 in grant funding to createa new biomechanical laboratory to help test and evaluate injury-reduction, repair and rehabilitation equipment under development by several small Maine companies. The testing equipment will include crash test dummies to test head gear that looks like a fashionable cap or headband, but actually serves as a lightweight helmet that people would be willing to wear. (AP)