Can you participate in a new child restraint study?

childrestraint-bannerNeuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), an independent, not-for-profit research institute based in Sydney, is recruiting parents and their children as part of its child restraint study.

Parents will be asked to install, adjust and evaluate a child restraint and an in-built restraint for their child. Their child will be then seated in the restraint and their comfort scored via video analysis.

NeuRA is interested in learning more about the real world experience of using child car seats to better understand how parents and carers could use child restraints more easily and optimise restraints for child comfort.

NeuRA’s study is aimed at providing information and recommendations for vehicle and restraint designers to improve ease of use and comfort of child car seats.

Who can take part?

In order to participate in this survey you must meet the following criteria.

  • Own a car
  • Have a child between the ages 4-8 that travels in your car at least once a week
  • An Australian Resident aged 18 or over.
  • Are able to attend NeuRA’s facilities in Randwick to participate in the survey.

Participants will be reimbursed $50 for their time.

For more information or to register to take part in the study email: or phone: (02) 9399 1844.

Here’s more information from the NRMA on child restraints and a link to their online guide to buying a child restraint.