Monthly Archives: October 2012

Enhanced Seat Belt Design

Enhanced Seat Belt Design Will Help Prevent Injuries to Pregnant Women

Pregnant women have traditionally been on the lower end of the scale as far as seatbelt usage rates are concerned.  That is because many women find it uncomfortable to wear conventional seatbelts which are designed for an adult body that does not have a baby growing inside of it.  That could soon change.  Researchers have developed a seatbelt model that is specifically designed to adapt to the body of a pregnant woman.
Scientists at the Loughborough University in England have developed what they call the “Seat Belt Plus.”  This seatbelt was designed after 10 years of extensive study.  The researchers collaborated with car experts and also worked...
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