Geometry of Rear Seats and Child Restraints Compared to Child Anthropometry

This study evaluated the geometry of a wide range of restraints used by children and how these match their anthropometry, and determined limitations to restraint size for the population of children using them. Widespread premature graduation from one restraint type to another was the motivation for this study. Analysis of the results from this study indicates that alterations in restraint geometry, particularly shortening the seat cushion, allowing for adjustable upper sash belt anchorages in the rear seat of vehicles, and increasing the height of high back booster seats would substantially improve the fit of restraints for child occupants. The data confirm findings from a recent study that looked only at rear seat cushion depths and provide new data on seat belt and child restraint geometry for child occupants.


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  • Accession Number: 01102873
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780768019742
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 17 2008 10:59AM