Child occupant protection - Latest knowledge and future opportunities

2013-09-09 09:00

Child seminar

SAFER invites to a one-day seminar on the latest research on child occupant protection.

Fifteen international researchers share their state-of-art child safety research, discussing future opportunities, with the target to set the future agenda for child occupant protection. The focus is on children aged 4-12.
The seminar will take place September 9, 2013, 09:00-17:00
@ SAFER Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre at Chalmers,
Lindholmen Conference Centre, Lindholmen Science park,
Gothenburg, Sweden.

Final Program:

9:00-9:05  Welcome
9:05-9:45  Injury risk priorities of the rear seat
Kristy Arbogast PhD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, USA
9:45-10:30  Injuries to children, with a focus on long term consequences
Katarina Bohman PhD, Autoliv Research and SAFER, Sweden
    Mark Zonfrillo MD, MSCE, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, USA
10:45-11:20  How children sit and behave in cars during driving and critical events
    Isabelle Stockman, Chalmers University of Technology and SAFER, Sweden
11:20-12:00  Naturalistic driving studies for child occupants incl a focus on driver distraction
Sjaan Koppel PhD, Monash University, Australia
12:00-1:00  Lunch
1:00-1:35  Pediatric ATD developments
Paul Lemmen, Humanetics, The Netherlands
1:35-2:10  Recent developments in regulation and rating systems relevant to child safety
Costandinos Visvikis, TRL, UK
2:10-2:45  Pediatric restraint optimization
  Matthew Reed PhD, University of Michigan, USA
3:00-3:35  Differences between regulation and in vehicle testing for child restraints
Matthew Maltese PhD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, USA
3:35- 4:10  How to protect children from a real world perspective – balance of child restraints and car protection
Lotta Jakobsson PhD, Volvo Cars, Chalmers and SAFER, Sweden
4:10- 5:00 Panel Discussion on Child Safety Priorities
Moderator: Richard Kent PhD, University of Virginia, USA

Presentations from the seminar can be downloaded here (zip-file, 32,6 MB) >>


Category Seminar
Event organizer SAFER
Start 2013-09-09 09:00
End 2013-09-09 17:00
Event location Lindholmen Conference Centre, Lindholmen Science Park, Lindholmspiren 3, Gothenburg. Conference room "Pascal".
Contact information
Last modified: September 24, 2013
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