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  • Lara McKenzie
  • Kristin Roberts



Project TitleMobile Safety Application
Track Code2013-013
Short Description

Customizable mobile app to reduce injury


Each year, nearly 9 million children aged 0 to 19 years are seen in emergency departments for injuries, and more than 9,000 children die as a result of their injuries. While effective safety devices are readily available, there is no centralized and authoritative information available to parents on how to achieve a safe home and which products are best suited to their homes and families. Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have developed a mobile safety application and a corresponding web site to provide correct, reliable and trusted child and home safety information to help parents identify injury hazards “room-by-room” and make their homes safe for their families. This mobile safety app will allow parents to select and purchase safety products (such as stair gates, cabinet locks, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, etc.) that are best suited to the features of their homes, and will provide tips for proper installation as well as reminders for correct and consistent use.

Tagsmobile app, safety
Posted DateJan 24, 2014 1:46 PM


Lara McKenzie
Kristin Roberts


Matthew McFarland


Matthew McFarland, RPh., Ph.D.

The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital

Office of Technology Commercialization

700 Children's Drive       

Columbus OH 43205

T: 614 722-2701    F: 614 722-2716

Intellectual Property

Patent Number Issue Date Type Country of Filing
None None Other Patent None
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000