Child safety seats that exist on the market are not designed specifically to protect the cervical spine of children, especially when they are sleeping in an upright position. Over time, this sleeping position compresses the spine, causes dislocation to the joints of the spine and affects the development of the cervical spine. Sitting in a safety seat for long periods of time can also lead to unventilated backs, overheating, sweating, crying, irritability and eczema.
Butterfly Smart Safety Seat aims to solve these problems with a bionic butterfly form and a thick flank to provide full protection, while remaining light, soft and smart. An infant inner liner is provided for children 0-6 months’ old to ensure good support and protection of the spine in a moving vehicle. Vents on both sides of the seat allow for convection and a thermostat fan to be installed in the back – all of which improve a child’s comfort. A built-in sensitive air-detector also monitors the interior environment conditions in real time and the information is synced to a mobile phone app.
In addition, the child safety seat is installed with a parking reminder system that prevents a child from being accidentally left alone in the car. Since it is common for children to fall asleep in the car during a long journey, the safety seat is equipped with an inflatable air cushion that intelligently adjusts a child’s sleeping position to the most stable head and spine position. The seat also has a number of different tilt positions to fit every child. Lastly, a red safety button allows the safety seat to be quickly re-orientated to face the direction of travel (for bigger children) or away from it (for infants and babies).
Prof. Fu Xiaoyun, Luo Kai, Dr. Wang Yinghao, Prof. Wu Jianfeng, Prof. Wu Ming, China