Anthropometry Update: Is the 6-year old ATD Representative of Age-matched Children?

Principal Investigator:  Amanda Agnew, PhD, Ohio State University

 

Below is an executive summary of this project. Please note that this summary describes results and interpretation that may not be final. Final interpretation of results will be in the peer-reviewed literature.

 

This study investigates whether the quality of anthropometric data, as it pertains vehicle safety, will improve when direct methods are used to collect it, and whether current ATDs can be improved with CRS-specific anthropometric data bases. The objective of this project is to determine whether currently-accepted anthropometric data, upon which pediatric ATDs are designed, are an accurate representation of children ages 4-7 years sitting in booster seats. The long-term goal is to ensure that anthropometric data is being collected in ways that directly relate to pediatric vehicle safety, and to ensure that current databases are up-to-date and accurate for today’s U.S. population.

This project is currently ongoing. Findings will be published here when the project is complete.

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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