Faculty Advisor

El-Korchi, Tahar

Faculty Advisor

Servatius, Brigitte

Center

Washington, D.C.

Abstract

This report, prepared for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) of Washington, D.C., outlines our approach to investigating the increase in injuries related to inflatable amusement rides. Using data from surveys, interviews, injury databases, archival research, and product testing, we completed three goals: We developed a five category system to classify inflatable amusement rides; determined ways the CPSC and other involved parties can improve the safety of inflatable rides; and recommended how future CPSC investigations can be handled.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

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