Seat Testing Devices and Accessories

Available Models


The H-Point-Manikin (TE-HPM) is an essential tool for the correct measurements and dummy positioning for many test applications. Naturally, this device needs to be built and calibrated to the tightest tolerances possible. The Humanetics brand HPM fulfills the SAE J826 (11-2008) as well as the recommended VDA 304 (01-2010) requirements. In combination with the Measuring Head (TE-MK) model, customers get the most accurate solution available.


The H-point is used as a key reference point in seated occupant location, seating package configurations, EPA volumes and crash test positioning. The HPM II H-point machine provides the physical representation of this reference point and is a vital element for design, auditing and benchmarking of seating and interior packages. The HPM II machine is used in conjunction with J 4002 rev. Aug. 2005, which includes many design changes and enhancements over the OSCAR H-Point machine. This new design includes: reformed shells for a consistent and reliable fit in bucket seats, articulating back for lumber support measurement, ability to measure H-point without use of leg and better design for ease of installation. Since the HPM II is not yet reference in the FMVSS or ISO standards it is primarily used in advance design applications.