Development of motorcycle child seat to mitigate injury during motorcycle crash 2019-01-1434
Motorcycles are widely used in south-east Asia. Thailand is one of them. Motorcycles in Thailand are mostly involved with road traffic accident and there are high risk to fatality. From research collect data reveal that children more than 1.3 million be a passenger. These children are classified as vulnerable road traffic users. Children are at high risk of being thrown out of a motorcycle, resulting in a second collision with the floor or other hard objects. When children are not under the restraint system, it moves, flips, or swings violently due to inertia. The concept of holding child to a motorcycle can reduce that risk. Currently, children motorcycle safety belt is introduced widely to attach the child pillion passenger with adult. However, this equipment cannot reduce risk of injury if the motorcycle is side-impact. The protective equipment like a child seat which can restrain the child body and mitigate severe injury during the side-impact will provide more benefit.
This research proposes to design child seat which can be mounted on small scooter motorcycles. This child seat must be able to restraint the child and mitigates possible injury risks which may occur. The safety performance of the designed child seat for motorcycle has been evaluated. Statics and dynamics tests have been numerically performed. In addition, injury of the child has been measured from the finite element P6 child model.