CChIPS 2019-2020 Research Portfolio

Principal InvestigatorAditya Belwadi, PhD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

This project aims to quantify the kinematics and kinetics of the Q6 and Q10 ATD installed in rear-facing/forward-facing configurations in frontal and rear impact sled testing.

Principal InvestigatorValentina Graci, PhD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia,

The goal of the proposed study is to understand the functional relationship between the kinematics and kinetics of the ATD, the acceleration of the vehicle/sled, and the resulting injury criteria and CRS structural performance.

Principal Investigator: Valentina Graci, PhD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

The goal of the proposed study is to compare and characterize automatic emergency braking (AEB) pulses of different vehicles currently on the road in order to understand the type of loading environment to which vehicle occupants are being exposed and if there will be the need to have more specific common standards for AEB features.

Principal InvestigatorSuzanne Hill, BA, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

This proposed project will curate data from CChIPS-funded child seat/vehicle related testing, particularly computational modeling projects, and produce video material that can be disseminated by CHOP and OSU Outreach through digital channels, by IAB member companies, as well as through key stakeholder partners that educate and advocate for child injury prevention.

Principal Investigator: Randee Hunter, PhD, The Ohio State University

The goal of the study is to evaluate the newly proposed metrics of belt fit (namely, percent belt torso contact and gap characteristics) along with previously published methods using child volunteers on a variety of modern belt-positioning booster seats.

Principal InvestigatorJulie Mansfield, PhD, The Ohio State University

The goal of this project is to collect dynamic sled data and computer simulation data to determine how booster occupants might benefit or not benefit from LATCH installations. 

Principal InvestigatorJulie Mansfield, PhD, The Ohio State University 

This project aims to refine the interactive CRS education system using information gathered during pilot testing and to deploy the system in a supervised public location.

Principal InvestigatorRachel Myers, PhD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The 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).

Principal Investigator: Thomas Seacrist, MBE, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

The goal of this study is to quantify the circumstances leading to rear-end striking crashes among the three riskiest driving groups – novice teens, young adults, and older drivers – using data from the Strategic Highway Research Program 2 (SHRP2) Naturalistic Driving Study. The long-term objective is to inform the development of driver-specific advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) that account for the unique errors exhibited by risky driving groups.

Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Walshe, PhD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

This project aims to develop a new methodology for use by the auto industry in understanding driver traits and states in the context of Level 1-3 autonomous driving. An additional aim is to identify brain activity associated with simple and complex driving scenarios with and without warnings in young drivers. 

Principal Investigator: Aditya Belwadi, PhD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

The first goal of this study is to systematically evaluate the naturalistic seating position of the 6YO and 10YO using the PIPER human body model to understand their response (kinetics and kinematics) in frontal and frontal-oblique impacts. A second goal is to use real-world seating conditions, such as a vehicle model with the front seats, SCAB and AEB pulse using a combination of sled testing and computational modeling.

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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