Roberts Center for Pediatric Research 2716 South Street, 13th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19146
Principal Investigator: Rachel Myers, PhDThe goal of this study is to create a unique source of epidemiologic crash data that enables novel description of use and installation patterns of child restraints among crash-involved children and— following linkage with hospital discharge and death certificate data—novel description of child occupant injury outcomes based on restraint use and installation (rear- vs. forward-facing).
- Posture and Belt Fit of Children in Reclined Vehicle Seats
Principal Investigator: Gretchen Baker, PhD
With increased possibilities of advanced and autonomous driver assistance systems, future vehicle occupants may begin to engage in a wider range of activities and assume a larger range of postures, including reclined vehicle seatback orientations. However, no study has yet evaluated the influence of reclined vehicle scenarios on the static posture and belt fit for children.