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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Left holding the baby

MANUFACTURING - The story of a patented car seat to minimise potential breathing problems

The problem

A report in 2011 by the American Academy of Paediatrics found that new-born and particularly premature babies can develop breathing problems from sitting for too long or falling asleep in car seats. These ‘at risk’ babies were extremely susceptible to cumulative oxygen deprivation problems as the child’s head tends to fall forward, restricting airflow through the trachea. 

The solution

This company are in the process of designing a new type of car seat that can be reclined or brought upright remotely. There is also a clever design to allow the adjustment of the seat base. The company has been granted a UK patent – it’s that good!

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