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Child Safety Seat with Harness Pretensioner

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 1R43HD083878-01A1
Agency Tracking Number: R43HD083878
Amount: $225,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: NICHD
Solicitation Number: PA12-088
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
976 Summit Ave
SAINT PAUL, MN 55105-3031
United States
DUNS: 621641237
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 (612) 803-6998
Business Contact
Phone: (612) 803-6998
Email: sara.seifert@minnesotahealthsolutio
Research Institution

Project Summary/Abstract Minnesota HealthSolutions (MHS) proposes to develop an active harness pretensioning system for motor vehicle child safety seats. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children in the United States. Child safety seats are the most effective way to prevent death and serious injury to children in crashes. Many serious child injuries from motor vehicle crashes occur when the child's head travels in the direction of vehicle impact and strikes a surface in the vehicle or moves with high enough acceleration to cause injury. The objective of this proposed project is to develop an advanced child safety seat that provides substantially improved head protection in motor vehicle crashes by controlling head excursion. A prototype seat will be designed, simulated, manufactured, and tested. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: Child safety seats are the most effective tool at preventing death and injuries to children in motor vehicle crashes. The societal benefit of

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