Safety and tests

How does it work?

INSAFE Seat-Belt Guide redirects the lap belt away from the belly of pregnant woman to the hips and groin of the expectant mother, therefore, the force with which she can be ejected during an accident is not directly exerted to the belly, which guarantees greater safety for the developing foetus.

Such a strong and rapid pressure by teh seat belt causes increased pressure of amniotic fluid and can result in placental abruption or even cause direct foetus injuries.

INSAFE SEAT-BELT GUIDE changes the 3-point seat belts into the 4-point systemy

 

Why is this device better than others?

Other adapters hold the belt on the underbelly and hips with uncertain strength of burrs and press studs. The characteristic of the INSAFE, as opposed to many others, is that it enables to lower the seat belt below the belly, redirecting the possible contact force to iliac spines and groin. This solution allows you to better protect your unborn child while traveling by car.

The video demonstrates a computer simulation of a head-on collision using a digital model of pregnant woman. A critical area for the safety of the foetus in the womb is seen and that is an area where the lap belt puts pressure on underbelly.

Comfort and safety

INSAFE seat belt adjuster prevents the belt’s tendency of sliding up, to the middle part of the abdomen and further to the chest, therefore, it prevents a dangerous phenomenon of so-called “diving” during a collision, which is slipping underneath the lap belt.

While using the INSAFE adapter, the seat belt does not put pressure on the belly and it is not necessary to adjust it repeatedly, which provides the expectant mother with comfortable driving.

The quality tests of the materials from which the INSAFE was made were carried out by the FITI Testing & Research Institute in Seoul. The device was subjected to dynamic tests at the prototype stage and as a finished product.

Safety tests

FITI Testing & Research Institute

  • The static load resistance of the buckle and belt in the destructive test ≥ 470 kgf.
  • Test confirming the non-flammability of the belt in accordance with the automotive standard MS300-08.
  • Exclusion of brominated organic compounds and heavy metals harmful to health in accordance with the automotive standard MS201-02.
  • Electrostatic susceptibility of the belt fabric in accordance with the KS K 0555 standard.

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  • Dynamic test according to the research methodology of UNECE Regulation 16 (ECE R16).

 

 

Workmanship

INSAFE Seat-Belt Guide is a high-quality product, designed by Korean engineers. The entire production is carried out in South Korea, famous for modern technology. The adapter’s construction is very strong, because it was made of stainless steel, which is 6.4mm thick and coated with a non-toxic soft material. All edges are smooth so that clothes do not catch on the device.

The colour of the adapter was not chosen accidentally. Analyses have shown that the lime colour is pleasant for eyes but, most of all, it is easily noticeable, which is extremely important during rescuing and pulling injured people out of the car. At the scene of an accident rescuers should be able to notice it easily that the woman is attached to the seat belt adapter and to release her quickly. Adapter INSAFE absolutely meets these two requirements.

Original product

INSAFE Seat-Belt Guide is a unique and patented device. The industrial design has also been patented. INSAFE, unlike copies made of plastic, is made of advanced materials that meet safety requirements.

The INSAFE project was carried out with the support of the Seoul Business Agency government organization.

Driving while pregnant - Basic safety rules

Always fasten seat belts

The safety of the baby in the womb is conditioned by the safety of the mother. The mother’s death results almost always in the child’s death. According to research findings, if the seat belts are not fastened, we increase approximately threefold the risk of death in an accident.

Adjust belt height

Fasten the lap belt below the belly and the chest belt so that it runs between your breasts and the middle of your shoulder. For this, it is very important to adjust the height of the belt on the center pillar of the car.

Travel as a passenger

If possible, leave the driving to another person. Take the passenger seat yourself. The driver's seat is the most dangerous for a pregnant woman because of the presence of the steering wheel.

Adjust the seat correctly

If you are driving a car, move the seat back so that the distance between your belly and the steering wheel is no less than 20 cm (8 in). The backrest should be positioned as vertically as possible but so that it is comfortable for you.

Do not turn off the airbag

You and the baby are better protected if the car is equipped with an airbag. However, be sure to keep an adequate distance between your belly and the center of the steering wheel, which should be at least 25 cm.

Travel in lightweight clothing

The seat belt should fit tightly around your body. Therefore, if possible, do not travel in a thick jacket. Thick clothing contributes to belt slack and make greater forward displacement of the body in a head-on collision.

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