Research Portfolio

CChIPS  investigators conduct their work in year-long research projects. Each project falls within one or more of the following research themes:
1. Injury Biomechanics, Mechanisms, and Tolerance
   ~ providing the scientific foundation to fuel evidence-based, effective safety technological innovation and regulatory test devices and protocols
2. Technological Solutions (Design, Development and Testing)
   ~ informing enhancements in federal safety regulatory priorities, new safety product development, and trauma medical protocols
3. Human Interaction With and Behavior Related to Safety Technology
   ~ providing the scientific foundation to fuel innovations in safety behavior promotion and effective, real-world use of safety technologies
4. Safety Promotion and Education
   ~ informing enhancements in safety promotion and educational strategies underway among industry, government, and advocates to improve the protection of children
5. Evaluation of Safety Devices or Behavior Modification Programs
   ~ ensuring that current and planned safety strategies in the real world are effective
Click the links below to access summaries of CChIPS research by project year:

Evaluation of Side Impacts with a Frontal Component for Children in CRS: Effect of Rigid and Flexible Attachment (Year 3)
Evaluating the Efficacy of Belt Positioning Booster Seat Design (High-back, Low-back and Height-less booster) in Frontal and Far Side Oblique Impacts
Measuring the Strength and Stability of the Lower LATCH Anchors across a Range of Anchor Spacing
Performance of Rear-facing CRS in Rear Impacts
Usability of non-standard lower anchor spacing for CRS installations
Survey of Car Seat Usage, Knowledge, and Attitudes
ATD Lower Extremity Interaction with the Front Seat Back during Sled Tests
Lateral Cervical Spine Stiffness in Children
Lear First Year Project: The roles of Vehicle Seat Cushion Stiffness and Length in CRS Performance
Driving Analytics: Comparison of Teen and Adult Naturalistic Car-following Patterns (Year 2)
Emergency Autonomous to Manual Takeover in Driving Simulator: Teens vs. Adult Drivers
Fidelity of the Upgraded FMVSS 213 Bench
Parental Driving Behaviors of Child Passengers ages 4-10 years
Maturation of Driving Skill from Teen to Young Adult to Experienced Adult using SHRP2 Naturalistic Data
Pediatric Advanced Automatic Crash Notification (Year 4)
Active Safety Technology and Teen Drivers: Impressions, Perceived Need, and Intervention Preferences
Dynamic Top Tether Loads in Various Anchor Locations in Side Impacts
Evaluation of Side Impacts with a Frontal Component for Children in CRS (Multiple Year)
Compatibility of Belt-positioning Boosters in Vehicles
Evaluation of Interaction of Inflatable Seat Belts with CRS Installed in Aircraft Seats in Oblique Impact Sled Tests

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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