Booster Features That Influence Pediatric Posture and Comfort During Extended Time Periods

Principal Investigator: Julie Mansfield, PhD, The Ohio State University

Comfort is one of the leading factors in booster selection for both adult consumers and child occupants. The goal of this study is to determine how specific booster seat features, including seat pan geometry (booster height and length) and the inclusion of armrests, influence occupant comfort in belt-positioning booster seats. This will be achieved through an analysis of comfort quantification methods and occupant posture and behavior under different booster conditions.

This project is currently underway. Further information will be added in late 2023 following project completion.