Once I got home I filed for a patent. I then contacted FAA's biodynamics team and asked them to review it. They tested my fit protype and now want to test my professional prototype.
I'm working on that now. I'm studying the process of melting plastic pellets to create my shell. These are the pellets used to create the shell in all child restraint systems. By attempting to make my own professional prototype, I gain more control in adjusting it according to crash testing results. Also, professional prototypes are pricey.
It costs a lot of money to have a CRS crash tested. To reduce costs, I'm building a crash sled in my garage. I spoke with a few crash testing engineers whom guided me in the direction of how to build one and conduct the test . I have one free crash test lined up. If I can get my best prototype through the free test, I should be able to take the product to market myself.