CChIPS 2008-2009 Research Portfolio

Child Restraint Systems in Side Impact Crashes: Injury Patterns and Causation (Multiple Year Project)

Principal Investigator: Kristy Arbogast, PhD, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

This study proposes to delineate injury causation scenarios for rear-seated, CRS-restrained children in side-impact crashes and create a contact map for each vehicle interior involved.

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Effect of Seat and Seat Belt Geometry on Abdominal Injuries in Belt-Restrained Children

Principal Investigator: Kristy Arbogast, PhD, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The primary objective of this study is to identify the quantitative characteristics of seat and seat belt geometry that lead to abdominal injury in seat belt-restrained child occupants.

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State-of-the-Art Science: An Update on Child and Adolescent Injury Research and Prevention

Principal Investigator: Yoganand Ghati, MS, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

This study provides the CChIPS members with a biannual, state-of-the-art summary of the current research, outreach, legislature and media coverage on child and adolescent injury prevention.

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Understanding and Optimizing the Advanced Restraint Systems for Rear- Seated Occupants Using MADYMO and ModeFRONTIER

Principal Investigator: Yoganand Ghati, MS, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

This study will conduct evaluation and optimization of rear-seated occupant protection performance by pretentioner and load limiter for different occupant sizes in typical vehicle rear seat conditions using MADYMO and modeFRONTIER.

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Cervical Range of Motion of Children and Adult Volunteers

Principal Investigator: Matthew R. Maltese, MS, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The primary objective of this study is to compare the static passive cervical spine flexion of children of specific age groups (6-8, 9-12, 13-15) with adults.

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Painful Spine Injury in Children and Young Adults: Integrated Biomechanics and Pain Modeling

Principal Investigator: Beth Winkelstein, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

This project expands an in vivo model of facet-mediated painful injury to provide injury data for children and young adults. The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the role of age in painful neck injuries and to address whether and how the tolerances and mechanisms for this class of injuries are altered in different aged populations.

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