Quantifying CRS Fit in the Vehicle Seat Environment – Digitization Approach (Multiple Year Project)

Principal InvestigatorAditya Belwadi, PhD, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

This research study is responsive to the current needs of the industry and policy makers to keep pace with the evolution of child seats and their fit in the vehicle environment. The long-term objective is to gain insight into geometric dimensions of commercially available car restraint systems (CRS) and develop a virtual surrogate capable of being used in the design cycle of an automobile for virtual fitment and packaging. CRS manufacturers will use the surrogate to classify the size of future child restraints to simplify compatibility, and future consumers will be able use this system to match the size of the child restraint to the size of the vehicle occupant space.

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About This Center

This Center is made possible through a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) which unites CHOP, University of Pennsylvania, and The Ohio State University researchers with R&D leaders in the automotive and insurance industries to translate research findings into tangible innovations in safety technology and public education programs.

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