Osteogenesis imperfecta, more widely known as “brittle bone disease”, affects over 3,000 people in Spain of which the majority are children. These are children with special needs in all aspects of their daily lives, especially when traveling by car.
Fundación MAPFRE started work on the design and development of a child seat demonstrator project for children with brittle bone disease in mid-2016.
As pointed out by Julián Carrión, president of the rare disease federation FEDER, 'this is a project that can serve as a model not only for sufferers of Osteogenesis Imperfecta, but one that can be extended to those with other rare diseases who use the public highway. The child restraint system designed by Fundación MAPFRE is an unprecedented initiative for the EPF and it is now essential that those it is designed for can acquire the system without a high cost for their families'.