Impact Dispersal Systems

The IDS Universal Safety Pivot System for Child Safety Seats - can be incorporated into a Child Safety Seat

Proto Type


The seat above is shown with the mechanical advantage knobs uncovered. One knob is for the top tether and the other two knobs are for the two bottom tethers. The knobs stay stationary, just turn to the right to tighten and to the left to loosen the tether straps.

How safe are children when they are properly placed in a Forward-Facing Child Safety Seat?

According to Research shows that the risk of small children being killed or seriously injured is FIVE TIMES HIGHER for those sitting in a Forward-Facing seat than for those in Rear-Facing seats. New data demonstrates that in a Side-Impact Crash, Rear-Facing kids are 4 TIMES SAFER than those riding Forward-Facing. In a Side-Impact, everyone moves toward the impact. A Forward-Facing adult or child will pivot around their pelvis and turn to the side, leaving their head at risk for hitting the doorframe, window, other hard structures, etc. Since an adult’s head is just 6% of their body weight, you can withstand having your head pulled violently away from your body. It’s quite different for a newborn, whose head is a whopping 25%of its body.

It is not that the Rear-Facing Child Safety Seat is a safer system than the Forward-Facing Seat, it is the dangerous position that you put the child’s undeveloped body in. Some seats will go both ways.

According to, The most dangerous car accidents are frontal collisions. They represent the accidents where the highest speeds and the greatest forces are at play. When a child is forward facing and a frontal collision occurs the child is flung forward in the seat, being caught by the harness. This puts stress on the neck, the spine, and the internal organs.

The neck is completely unprotected when the head is catapulted forward. Whether the child can withstand the force of impact has nothing to do with muscle power. It is the spine that has to keep the head in place. (Not even physically strong adults can keep their heads in place using muscle power in an accident, but adult's skeletons are different to children's, as we will see.) A child's spine and skeleton is still growing. It has not solidified into bone yet, but is still very soft with lots of cartilage. This means that the neck is vulnerable to the great force it's being subjected to in a car crash and in a worst case scenario the neck will stretch so much that the spine snaps. This is called Internal Decapitation and basically means that the child has been Internally Beheaded. In tests, the dummy's neck has been stretched as much as 2 inches, but the spine cannot be stretch more than a quarter of an inch before snapping.

The rib cage under the harness is also soft and the ribs will bend rather than snap. The rib cage cannot protect the soft internal organs such as heart and spleen, which might then get damaged. On an adult the rib cage protects our vital organs such as heart, lungs, spleen, etc.
(As you can see by the pictures the disproportion in the head size compared to adult continues all through childhood along with the extra risks. It doesn’t stop at age 2.)

In a frontal crash with the Universal IDS Child Pivot Safety Seat System (Patent # US9,061,611) the odds of severe injuries or death to a child in a forward facing seat are up to (5) five times less!!!(and up to 4 times less in a side impact) We have proof from MGA, a government approved testing laboratory. The system is adjustable for different weights and can be incorporated into a Child Safety Seat. It’s not all about IDS, when the public gets informed there will be a lot of competition for safer systems.

If you are going to make forward-facing seats safer you will need the following safety features

The IDS Patented Safety Pivot System for Child Safety Seats includes the Impact Dispersal System that reduces force from impacts. The systems also includes a Mechanical Advantage Tether Tightening System that makes it possible for almost anyone to install a IDS Child Safety Seat System so tight that it becomes part of the vehicle seat. That will reduce the forward movement and will greatly stop the side to side movement of the seat and child, which causes many of the deaths and injuries, in a side impact.

The National Highway Traffic Safety administration reports 61% Forward-Facing Child Safety Seats are installed improperly which greatly increases the risk of injury’s or death. (NHTSA) Along with the IDS Impact Reduction System and the mechanical leverage system, has the potential of greatly reducing deaths and serious injuries.

A Grandfathers Story

Front Facing or Rear Facing? Car Seat Safety TRUE STORY crash test Video

Front face or rear face your child? Here is a TRUE STORY, narrated by the grandfather, whose 18 month old grandson broke his neck in a front facing car seat.



Forward-facing Child Safety Seat crash test/with and without the IDS System/ conducted at MGA.

You can see by the movement of the head of the dummy the difference in the force of impact in the MGA tests. The force of impact is reduced dramatically with the system to the levels of a rear facing Child Safety Seat crash test. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration head injuries are the most common injuries sustained by children in motor vehicle crashes. (NHTSA)


Most people think if you do everything right; their child is safe while being transported in a motor vehicle, so there is no demand for safer systems. There are people that are in advocates groups that think this; some are influenced by the child safety seat companies that give them money. There may be some in the government that think this. Even thought the government facts don’t support this.

Fact 1: The child restraint device manufacturers have not come up with any major safety systems since tether anchors in the year 2000.

• According to tether anchors have been available since model year 2000 and have been available in most passenger vehicles since model year 2003. According to the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, child restraint device manufacturers have not kept up the same pace of advanced protection as the vehicle manufacturers.

Fact 2: According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) the Child restraint device manufacturers have not reduced the risk of fatal injuries for 1 to 4 year old children in passenger cars since the year 2003.

• What is the effectiveness of Child Safety Seats, when used correctly? According to NHTSA, the 2002 Data-DOT HS 809-823 had a 54% risk of fatal injury and 2013 Data-DOT HS 812-154 publication 2015 had a 54% reduced risk of fatal injury. (NHTSA) Would you be satisfied with your 1 to 4 year old child just having a 54% reduced risk of fatal injury over the child not having any protection at all and the acquired disabilities would be several times worse? Would you call this safe?

Fact 3: The ELEPHANT in the room has been IGNORED. A properly installed Child Safety Seat has improved safety but the CRASH FORCE is causing the deaths and acquired disability of children.

Fact 4: No matter the type of any known child safety seat sold in the U.S., a child is NOT SAFE in a properly installed forward facing seat in a frontal crash. After the child reaches the end of the seat belt, the seat doesn’t do anything to reduce the CRASH FORCE.

Fact 5: According to the NHTSA, toddlers 1 to 4 years of age that are properly installed in a Forward Facing Child Safety Seat are still at a greater risk of death than adults using seat belts and having air bags deployed in a motor vehicle crash.

Fact 6: According to NHTSA in comparison tests, there was little difference between the expensive and economical child safety seats in the level of safety offered

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Publication June 2015, in the US

• In 2013, an estimated 172,000 injured children in traffic crashes

• In 2013, motor vehicle traffic crashes were one of the leading causes of death

• On average 470 children were injured every day in traffic crashes in 2013


Caution – Children on Board !

Most crashes occur within 6 miles of home at relatively slow speed. But even at 30 mph, the force of a crash on a 10-pound infant is more than a 10-pound bowling ball falling from a 3 story window. Dr. Benjamin Hoffman, medical director of the Tom Sargent Safety Center at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon. That’s pretty scary.


The child safety seat has improved safety but what they don’t tell you is that the government approved child safety seat is limited to the safety it provides. A properly installed government approved child safety seat only reduces the risk of fatal injury by 54 percent for toddlers 1 to 4 years old in a passenger car. The reduction of disabilities would be a lot lower. Without the force of impact created by the vehicle, when it crashes, coming to a sudden stop, there would be no deaths or injuries. (You reduce the force of impact you will reduce death and injuries!) Child Safety Seats sold today are designed to restrain the child, but there are no known child safety seats sold today that are designed in a frontal impact, to reduce the force of impact. Some of the disabilities, such as brain injuries, may not show up for years.


We have been told for years to install our Child Safety Seat properly, and it has been a lot of promotion by the news media and others on this subject. Even so according to NHTSA about 61% of Forward-Facing seats are still installed improperly. Why is something this important so hard to do? I don’t believe that 61% of the people can’t follow instructions. The problem is that the tether system for Child Safety Seats are of poor design and some people don’t have adequate strength to install the seat properly.

The public has been kept in the dark about the limitations of the government approved child safety seat. This has keep pressures off the child safety seat manufactures to make safety improvements.

How could parents in the information age, be kept in the dark for years about the dangers that exist to their children, while being transported in a motor vehicle? Most parents think if they do everything right their child is perfectly safe, not true based on the facts. More attention is put on a small portion of the deaths and injuries to children and none to one of the leading causes of death and acquired disabilities for children in motor vehicle accidents. All parents would want a better that 54% reduced chance that their child would survive an accident. If the leading cause of death and acquired disabilities were a disease it would be front page news.


Children Injured in Motor Vehicle Traffic Crashes

The head injuries are the most common injuries sustained by children in motor vehicle crashes. The injury outcome in children can be worse than similar injuries sustained by adults. There is a special need to prevent head injuries among children due to their long-term complication. For example, children who suffer traumatic brain injuries can experience lasting or late-appearing neuropsychological problems, highlighting the need for careful monitoring as they get older.

In children, some neurological deficits after head trauma may not manifest for many years. Frontal lobe functions, for example, develop relatively late in a child’s growth, so that injury to the frontal lobes may not become apparent until the child reaches adolescence as higher level reasoning develops. Since the frontal lobes control our social interactions and interpersonal skills, early childhood brain damage may not manifest until such frontal lobe skills are called into play later in development. Likewise, injuries to reading and writing centers in the brain may not become apparent until the child reaches school age and shows signs of delayed reading and writing skills. (NHTSA)

The Impact Dispersal Systems (IDS) has received a small business innovative research (SBIR) grant from the Air Force for crash-worthy stowable troop seating for helicopter topic number AF081-003. The State of Tennessee sponsored “Tennessee Camp” designed to help promising entrepreneurs, startups and expanding companies move to the next level with their business. Out of the 81 applications for the seven week accelerator program, only 12 business were chosen. Impact Dispersal Systems (IDS) was one of these companies. The article was taken from the Tullahoma News, Tullahoma, Tennessee.

The Universal IDS Child Safety System attaches to child safety seats. All the seats you see are other manufactures child safety seats. In some of the pictures the seat belt system is hidden from view. The IDS Child Safety System could be incorporated into a child safety seat,

If you have any questions concerning the information on this website please contact us. If you think this Child Safety System needs to be on the market sooner rather than later contact your friends on Face-Book so they can check it out.

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