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Child Restraint Systems in Side Impact Crashes
Published May 20, 2009 by Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan in Japan
Event: JSAE Spring Conference
Child restraints are very effective restraint systems however their protection in side impacts has been under study. Using in-depth crash investigations, this project sought to define injury causation scenarios for child restraints in side impacts and identify areas of contact related to each injury. Specific inclusion criteria were rear-seated, CRS-restrained children in side impact crashes who sustained AIS2+ injury. Query of the CIREN and PCPS databases resulted in 41 cases meeting inclusion criteria and used for analyses. These cases were reviewed by a multi-disciplinary team of physicians and engineers. Injury patterns and involved physical components are described.