Protecting Human Potential
The Humanetics Group is a leading provider of sensory intelligence, virtual simulation, crash test systems, precision sensors and cutting edge photonic solutions through its subsidiaries Humanetics, HITEC Sensors, Fibercore and OpTek Systems. Our solutions create data from critical environments and deliver precision control to empower people in their connected world. When we innovate, humans thrive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The World’s Pioneer of Vehicle Occupant Safety Acquires the World’s Leader in Human Ergonomic Digital Design
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.
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.
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.
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.
We Have Worked Hard to Achieve Market Leadership
To support our expansion, we wanted to create a strong platform for our operating companies to engage with customers in new sectors and new markets. So, we formed the Humanetics Group to show that we are part of the same company, leveraging our knowledge, engineering skills and infrastructure to strengthen our operations and accelerate our innovation. Together we are stronger.
By the Numbers
of our solutions
are delivered as the market leader
are global enterprises in the Fortune 100
used in virtual simulations
in 13 markets and 3 regions
The world’s pioneer of vehicle occupant safety acquires the world’s leader in human ergonomic digital design
We are thrilled to welcome Human Solutions and Avalution to the Humanetics Group.
5G is a game changer of a generation as it creates the connectivity required for the Internet of Things (IoT). It will enable applications that we can’t even imagine.
A growing interest in finding ways either to replace heavily polluting hydrocarbon-based fuels or to increase their efficiency.
"May you live in interesting times"
President and CEO, Chris O'Connor, shares his thoughts on the world we are operating in, his outlook for the future, and how the Humanetics Group is rising to the challenge.
Our Family of Organizations
Building on seven decades of crash test dummy innovations to help automotive and transportation engineers ensure a safer future.
The global leader in specialty optical fiber solutions that enable precise sensing and control in the world’s most demanding and harsh environments.
Unrivaled innovation for load cells, custom strain-gauge sensors, torque sensors, and instrumentation for medical, aerospace, and other sectors.