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LATCH Vehicle Anchorage Usability Survey
May 26, 2010 to March 15, 2014 This project evaluated vehicles to identify features that make LATCH hardware easier to use.  A follow-on component of the study specifically looked at tether use.  This study's results allowed the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to implement a LATCH usability rating system.  Publications...
Develop and Validate of a New Pediatric Head Injury Assessment Tool
January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2015 Perform investigations of real-world pediatric head injuries from falls.  Reproduce injury scenarios using computational modeling.
Child Restraint/Vehicle Fit
April 20, 2013 to April 18, 2014 Evaluate US child restraints and vehicles relative to ISO CRS Fit envelopes.
Child Posture in Rear-Facing Child Restraints
April 20, 2013 to April 19, 2014 Measure the posture of toddlers in rear-facing and forward-facing child restraints.  Perform testing to evaluate rear-facing postures used with the 3YO ATD.
Assesing LATCH Issues
April 20, 2013 to April 19, 2014 Perform testing and analysis to study the feasibility of center LATCH anchors in vehicles, evaluate misuse consequences, and evaluate effect of tether routing on CRS performance.  Publications include the following: Feasibility of Center LATCH
Publication of the Child Passenger Safety Tech Update Newsletter
March 10, 2013 to February 18, 2014 Prepare the CPS Tech Update Newsletter, published quarterly online at
UMTRI Workshop on New Tools for Child Occupant Protection
June 23, 2015 to June 24, 2015 Presentations Development of Fit Envelopes to Promote Compatibility Among Vehicles and Child Restraints Three-Dimensional Body Shape Measurement and Modeling for Ergonomic and Safety Applications: Pediatric Populations Development of Toddler Virtual Fit Models Videos Virtual fit of RF CRS into RF...
Mapping child passenger safety needs and resources for Michigan's children
October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016 This project assessed the locations of child passenger safety technicians in the state of Michigan relative relative to the distribution of child occupants who could use their services.