Instrumented Child Safety Seat

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Amount:
$169,322.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
1R43CE002045-01
Solitcitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Number:
PA11-096
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2011
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
R43CE002045
Solicitation Topic Code:
NCIPC
Small Business Information
MINNESOTA HEALTHSOLUTIONS CORPORATION
MINNESOTA HEALTHSOLUTIONS CORPORATION, 1987 PRINCETON AVE, SAINT PAUL, MN, 55105-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
621641237
Principal Investigator
 SARA SEIFERT
 (612) 803-6998
 sara.seifert@yahoo.com
Business Contact
 SARA SEIFERT
Phone: (612) 803-6998
Email: sara.seifert@yahoo.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
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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