child occupant protection

CChIPS Research Projects Aim to Alleviate Incompatibilities Between Car Seats and Vehicle Seats

September 8, 2015
Through the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies, researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and The Ohio State University are investigating incompatibilities between child restraint systems and vehicle seats, and identifying solutions for parents and manufacturers.

Babies in the Front Seat? Volvo’s New Concept an Interesting Approach, but Not Ready for US Vehicles

August 6, 2015
Last month, Volvo introduced their Excellence Child Seat Concept in Sweden, which reimagines the front seat of passenger vehicles to allow for a restrained, rear-seated child passenger. In the concept, the front passenger seat swivels to aid the parent in securing the child into a child restraint system, and then swivels to position the child rear-facing in the vehicle. The Excellence Child Seat Concept not only illustrates a new idea that designs a vehicle interior around child passengers, but also highlights the differences in child passenger safety best practices between the US and Sweden.

Research Goes Beyond the Crash Test Dummy with Kinect Sensors

May 7, 2015
Current testing protocols for evaluation of child restraint systems (CRS) do not always reflect real-world scenarios. CIRP@CHOP and Monash University researchers conducted a large-scale naturalistic study of children restrained in CRS that vehicles instrumented with Microsoft Xbox Kinect Sensors™. One million Kinect images later, we know more about realistic child movements in their CRS.

Expanding Child Passenger Safety Knowledge in China

November 6, 2014
I recently returned from an exciting conference in Shanghai, China– the 1st International Conference on Children’s Car Safety Technology. I was fortunate to be a member of a multinational coalition of researchers and industry experts whose goal was to jump-start activities in Shanghai regarding support of a recently passed law requiring child restraints for young children.

An International Collaboration For Child Passenger Safety

October 9, 2014
Today, we are pleased to share a moderated discussion between Kristy Arbogast, PhD, CIRP@CHOP co-scientific director, and Isabelle Stockman, a researcher and PhD candidate from SAFER, the Vehicle and Traffic Safety Center at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. Dr. Arbogast and Ms. Stockman have collaborated on several projects looking at the impact of pre-crash maneuvers on child passenger safety.


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