Student designs lightweight foldable car seat for child safety

Driving frequently from Norway to New Zealand and back with his three children and wife steadily become a hassle for Reagan James. The lugging bulky seats of the car were his major area of concern, being an engineer he took upon himself to find a solution – and boy did find one. But it was his son Niklas James who years later showed off at the Harvard Business School a design for a lightweight foldable car seat that’s come to be Safeboard and has got Niklas to the final round of the MassChallenge 2012.

The Safeboard, which is a product in development by Boston-based start-up Te Tama, is a design for a light and foldable front facing child seat that’ll weigh about 12lb and will fold up to the size of a small surfboard. The Safeboard when folded is fastened by a latch which can be opened by one hand to form a car seat for toddlers. The car seat which could revolutionize the car industry will offer uncompromising child security and is believed to hit shelves in 2013.



Bharat writes about latest gadgets, toys, robots and new technologies across various platforms. In addition to reporting and reviewing new products and technologies, he spends too much time digging the internet for endless questions. He's a die-hard football fan and a big foodie who wants to host Man v. Food some day.

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