Instrumented Child Safety Seat

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1R43CE002045-01
Agency Tracking Number: R43CE002045
Amount: $169,322.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: NCIPC
Solicitation Number: PA11-096
Small Business Information
DUNS: 621641237
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 (612) 803-6998
Business Contact
Phone: (612) 803-6998
Research Institution
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Minnesota Health Solutions (MHS) proposes to develop an advanced instrumented child safety seat. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for American children. Child safety seats are the most effective wayto prevent death and serious injury to children in crashes, and yet these critically important tools are misused in up to 90% of installations. The proposed instrumented child safety seat will measure, record, and display three critical aspects of proper seat use. The efficacy of the proposed instrumented child safety seat to improve proper seat installation rates will be evaluated in a human study during phase II. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: The societal benefit of the proposed instrumented child safety seat is that, if successful, it will inexpensively and easily improve the safety of all children riing in automobiles by reducing the prevalence of seat installation errors. The population of interest for this device is virtually all child safety seatinstallers/users, which includes parents, grandparents, and child care providers.

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