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Title: Interface pressure data and the prediction of driver discomfort in road trials
Authors: Porter, J. Mark
Gyi, Diane E.
Tait, Hilary A.
Keywords: Discomfort
Interface pressure measurement
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: PORTER, J.M., GYI, D.E. and TAIT, H.A., 2003. Interface pressure data and the prediction of driver discomfort in road trials. Applied Ergonomics, 34(3), pp.207-214.
Abstract: An objective measure that will predict discomfort reliably, and which can be used at an early stage in the development of a vehicle and its seating, would have the potential to reduce the prevalence of musculoskeletal problems associated with driving.This paper reports on an extended road trial study to further investigate the potential value of pressure distribution data in the prediction of reported discomfort.Road trial data were collected from three cars and then interface pressure data were recorded for each of the three seats.Clear differences were identified between the cars with respect to reports of discomfort.However, no clear relationship was found between interface pressure data and reported discomfort.
Description: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Applied Ergonomics. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0003-6870(03)00009-7
Sponsor: The authors would like to acknowledge the Brite- Euram European Initiative (Project 5547) for funding this research.The authors would also like to thank Novelgmbh for the loan of the Pliance system for the purpose of this work.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/S0003-6870(03)00009-7
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/15732
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0003-6870(03)00009-7
ISSN: 0003-6870
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