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Development of a Surrogate Bruising Detection System to Describe Bruising Patterns Associated with Common Childhood Falls

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $357,739)

This study will modify an existing pediatric test dummy to allow for the prediction of potential bruising location, size and patterns in children during common household fall events that are often stated as false scenarios in child abuse. The scope of this project will include the development of a "sensor skin" that will be adapted to a commercial pediatric test dummy. nca/ncf
Date Created: September 11, 2008