Protecting Humans In Motion

Humanetics is a high-tech global industrial technology group. We engineer extraordinary safety, digital, and sensor solutions for critical environments to put humans at the heart of industrial design. We are the pioneers of crash test dummies and a leading provider of virtual simulation software, integrated crash test systems, precision sensors, specialized fiber optics, and laser-based material engineering. Our highly specialized solutions are used in the development of every car on the road today, space missions, guidance systems, operating theatres, biomedical devices, haptic surgery, energy generation, semi-conductor chip manufacturing, and many applications at the cutting edge of human innovation. Our sensor and measurement capabilities create data from critical environments and deliver precision tools to enable customers to answer critical questions and empower decisions that drive performance. When we innovate, humans thrive.



A message from our CEO, Chris O'Connor

Building on seven decades of crash test dummy innovations to help automotive and transportation engineers ensure a safer future.

Creating data models and simulation software that empowers human centric product design, improves testing and informs decision making.

Helping customers address unique needs in precision micro-engineering, fiber optics, and sensor design, application and assembly.

What's Happening

Humanetics Biomed

Discover the combined capabilities of Humanetics through Humanetics Biomed. With over 50 years of expertise in custom sensors, specialized fibers and laser engineering we are your ideal Biomedical CDMO partner.

We Protect Humans

You Can Too

Our goal is to help you build a career where you can make a significant impact on advancing safety - globally. Are you ready for this?

View agendas and presentations from our global Safety Summits. 

Humanetics' desire to focus safety and technology innovation has led to a simplification of the Humanetics structure and a commitment to drive our capabilities through three divisions that will focus on Digital, Safety and Sensor Technology.

A growing interest in finding ways either to replace heavily polluting hydrocarbon-based fuels or to increase their efficiency.

We are Humanetics. Together we are stronger.

By the Numbers


of our solutions

are delivered as the market leader


of customers

are global enterprises in the Fortune 100


software models

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in 13 markets and 3 regions

Our Work in Action

We draw our own specialty optical fiber in southern England, design custom electronic sensors in the heart of the technology cluster outside of Boston and code sophisticated virtual testing models in our office in Bangalore. Our crash safety experts in places like Heidelberg, Tokyo, Nagoya, Shanghai and Detroit provide direct support to every automaker and safety supplier wherever they choose to manufacture vehicles. Our products keep jet fighters on course, ensure proper dosages of life-saving medicine are properly administered to patients, allow the Mars Rover to send back data from the Red Planet, and help protect astronauts from extreme gravitational forces. Explore some of the ways our technology is applied from cutting edge aerospace projects taking humankind to the edge of our galaxy, to manufacturing microscopic components for particle colliders.

Protecting human potential.

Women are 73% more likely than men to be injured in a crash. We’ve designed the most biofidelic female anthropomorphic test device instrumented with 150 infra-red, strain-gauge and fiber optic sensors to provide data on where women are most vulnerable to injury: the neck, breast, abdomen and legs.

Every device performs to exacting precision in a test, so that automakers can trust the sensory intelligence she delivers and help reduce her risk of injury.

Accelerated intelligence.

Optical fibers can be used as sensors to measure temperature, pressure and strain by modifying the fiber. A particularly useful feature of intrinsic fiber optic sensors is that they can provide distributed sensing over very large distances and are ideal for some oil and gas applications.

So while the nodding donkeys are going around the clock, we can keep track of exactly what’s going on.

Sensing life in motion.

Our custom sensor designs are found on well-known flight platforms. They support precise electric actuation systems, health & usage monitoring systems (HUMS), advanced cockpit controls, and many other applications.

As the aerospace industry makes increasing use of electric actuation, data-based monitoring, and standardized controls systems, HITEC is the ideal partner for sensors that are available today and engineered for the long-term future.

Precision engineered.

OpTek Systems uses lasers to cut ultrafine channels out of glassy carbon to create loops used to present material in the beam of a Synchrotron. Our precision manufacturing to exacting tolerances (±1µm – finer than spider silk) is helping advance the understanding of our world.

We know that the frontiers of human progress can only be enabled when precision, predictability and exacting tolerances are never compromised.

Protecting human potential.

Our latest generation of crash test dummies are designed with advanced biofidelic features and 150 seperate sensor channels.  

During crash tests their strain gauge and fiber optic sensors detect infinitesimally tiny pressures on the ribs, neck and abdomen so that manufacturers can design systems to better protect the specific physiology of young adults, women and pregnant mothers.

Sensing life in motion.

Our sensor solutions help surgeons work smarter and with greater precision. They help diagnosticians see clearly. They help enable minimally invasive surgeries that lead to faster and more complete recovery. They help patients be more comfortable, mobile, and healthy.  

Custom engineering and manufacturing is HITEC’s specialty, enabling us to understand and serve the needs of medical equipment manufacturers like no other provider can. And we deliver highly customized solutions in high volumes.

Precision engineered.

The digital revolution has seen every part of our lives transformed: from the billboards at Times Square to our evening binge of cable TV, our world depends on the ability to transmit vast quantities of data across the global fiber optic networks.  

OpTek Systems’ LaserCleaveTM technology delivers the high-quality optical interfaces required for the digital revolution. You will find our technology embedded in millions of optical platforms – from our ubiquitous mobile devices to systems powering billboards and TV screens across the world.

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Global Reach

We have 24 locations strategically located in every major economic market and geographic region to support our diverse, multi-national customer base throughout the US, Europe and Asia.

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Growth Industries

We operate in rapidly growing sectors – such as biomedicine, autonomous vehicles, aerospace, power generation, the internet of things, 5G, and infrastructure - at the intersection of hi-tech engineering and virtual simulation.

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Market Leadership

Our companies are recognized as the leaders in each of the niche markets in which they operate. Whether its automotive safety, automated driving systems, specialty optical fiber and related solutions, industrial load cells and other sensors or precision laser cutting design, we are known as innovators and the experts in our fields.

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Financial Backing

For the past 70 years, we have invested in our capabilities, technologies and global infrastructure to deliver the most innovative products and services to our customers worldwide. Our customers should take comfort in our longevity as a test and measurement leader as well as with our strong financial foundation.