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Child Safety Lock Override Mechanism - For Woman Safety

Hyundai Motor India Engineering PVT LTD-Ravi Kumar S, Priya K
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2403
To be published on 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
Child safety lock override mechanism - For Woman Safety Woman safety is a major concern in present world and the related laws ensure that government also cares for it. Mostly in public taxies, there is possibility for the driver to harass women occupant by activating the child safety lock without her knowledge. Purpose of child safety lock is to prevent child in the rear seat from opening the door and fall from vehicle. This will cause severe injury to the child. When child lock is ON, Inside Door handle becomes inoperative and the child cannot open the door. Only way to open door is through outside handle. But there is possibility for Taxi driver to kidnap the woman customer by enabling child safety lock, so that inside handle becomes inoperative and make her get trapped in car. To prevent such cases in future, Ministry of Road Transport ordered the manufacturers to delete child safety lock for all commercial vehicles. But even then, Child in rear seat of a taxi (Without child lock) and women in…

UCI Biomedical Engineers Develop Wearable Respiration Monitor with Children’s Toy

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-34583
Published 2019-06-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a wearable, disposable respiration monitor that provides high-fidelity readings on a continuous basis. It’s designed to help children with asthma and cystic fibrosis and others with chronic pulmonary conditions.


Speeds of Child Cyclists

Exponent Inc.-Caroline Crump, Young Bui
Published 2019-04-02 by SAE International in United States
Many published studies have characterized walking and running speeds of young children. However, there is a paucity of data on the cycling speeds of very young children (4 to 5 years old). The purpose of this study was to obtain an estimate of cycling speed for boys and girls both who are learning to ride bicycles (i.e., younger children who still ride with training wheels) and who have already learned to ride bicycles (i.e., slightly older children who no longer use training wheels). A sample of 32 child riders (17 boys, 15 girls; 17 four-year-olds who still ride with training wheels, 15 five-year-olds who do not) were asked to ride a short pre-defined distance at their usual speed when riding, and again at their highest speed. We found that while age and experience can differentiate riders, there were only small differences between boys’ and girls’ speeds in either age group. These descriptive results can be used in various applications from traffic engineering to accident reconstruction.
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Simulation and Systems Engineering: Lessons Learned

Florida Space Institute-Michael Conroy
University of Central Florida-Luis Rabelo
Published 2019-03-19 by SAE International in United States
Aerospace projects live a long time. Around the turn of the century, NASA first began to discuss multi-decadal projects with respect to the tools, methods, infrastructure and culture necessary to successfully establish outposts and bases both on the Moon as well as in adjacent space. Pilot projects were completed, capabilities developed and solutions were shared across the Agency. A decade later the Mars discussion was multi-generational with planning milestones 50 years in the future. The 1970’s Requirements Document, or the 1990’s System Model are nowhere near suitable for planning, development, integration and operations of multi-national, highly complex, incredibly expensive development efforts planned to outlast not only the careers of the developers but that of their children as well. Simulation in the different forms has become very important for this multi-decadal projects. The challenge will be to device ways to create formats and views which can stand time.This paper will share and discuss challenges, tools, methods, plans, successes and unmet goals associated with development of multi-decadal projects and simulation. In addition, it will briefly discuss re-using…
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Q&A: Siyi Xu, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Cambridge, MA

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-33930
Published 2019-03-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

Working with teams from Harvard, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Boston Children's Hospital, Siyi Xu developed a soft, non-toxic, wearable sensor that attaches to the hand and measures grasp force and the motion of the hand and fingers. The sensor is designed to identify neuromotor disabilities in prematurely born children.


Dynamic Spine Brace Characterizes Spine Deformities

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-33629
Published 2019-01-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

Spine deformities, such as idiopathic scoliosis and kyphosis (also known as “hunchback”), are characterized by an abnormal curvature in the spine. The children with these spinal deformities are typically advised to wear a brace that fits around the torso and hips to correct the abnormal curve. Bracing has been shown to prevent progression of the abnormal curve and avoid surgery; however, the underlying technology for bracing has not fundamentally changed in 50 years.


JLR uses predictive technology to reduce motion-sickness risk

Automotive Engineering: January 2019

Stuart Birch
  • Magazine Article
  • 19AUTP01_13
Published 2019-01-01 by SAE International in United States

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has revealed that a specialist “wellness research” team has created an algorithm to help reduce vehicle motion sickness by up to 60%. The algorithm generates a “wellness score” for each passenger. When it detects changes in the score it can automatically initialize personalization of both vehicle dynamics and cabin settings to reduce the effects of motion sickness.

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Side Impact Assessment and Comparison of Appropriate Size and Age Equivalent Porcine Surrogates to Scaled Human Side Impact Response Biofidelity Corridors

Vehicle Safety Sciences, LLC (Ford Retired)-Stephen W. Rouhana
Wayne State University-Jennifer L. Yaek, Christopher J. Andrecovich, John M. Cavanaugh
Published 2018-11-12 by The Stapp Association in United States
Analysis and validation of current scaling relationships and existing response corridors using animal surrogate test data is valuable, and may lead to the development of new or improved scaling relationships. For this reason, lateral pendulum impact testing of appropriate size cadaveric porcine surrogates of human 3-year-old, 6-year-old, 10-year-old, and 50th percentile male age equivalence, were performed at the thorax and abdomen body regions to compare swine test data to already established human lateral impact response corridors scaled from the 50th percentile human adult male to the pediatric level to establish viability of current scaling laws. Appropriate Porcine Surrogate Equivalents PSE for the human 3-year-old, 6-year-old, 10-year-old, and 50th percentile male, based on whole body mass, were established. A series of lateral impact thorax and abdomen pendulum testing was performed based on previously established scaled lateral impact assessment test protocols. The PSE thorax and abdominal impact response data were assessed against previously established scaled human thorax lateral impact response corridors and scaled abdominal oblique impact response corridors for the 3-year-old, 6-year-old, 10-year-old, and 50th percentile human…
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Handheld Probe Images Photoreceptors in Children

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-33247
Published 2018-11-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

Duke University researchers have developed a handheld probe that can image individual photoreceptors in the eyes of infants. The technology, based on adaptive optics, will make it easier for physicians and scientists to observe these cells to diagnosis eye diseases and make early detection of brain-related diseases and trauma.


OFFSET: A Global Carbon Cycle Game

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-29705
Published 2018-07-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

The OFFSET video game was designed to teach children the basics of the carbon cycle in a fun and engaging way. The game play is a mix of Pong, Breakout, and RTS. The game has a retro-art style, and uses Game Center, so that players can compare scores with each other.