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Title: Interface pressure and the prediction of car seat discomfort
Authors: Gyi, Diane E.
Porter, J. Mark
Keywords: Driving
Interface pressure measurement
Discomfort
Car seating
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: GYI, D. and PORTER, J., 1999. Interface pressure and the prediction of car seat discomfort. Applied Ergonomics, 30 (2), pp.99-107.
Abstract: The technique of interface pressure measurement has generated considerable interest in the automotive industry as a method, which could be used to predict driver discomfort during the development of prototype seat designs. Two repeated measures experiments were carried out to evaluate the practical application of the technique. The variables of foam density and posture were used to create discomfort, the whole emphasis of the work being to generate results with real world applicability. A clear, simple and consistent relationship between interface pressure and driving discomfort was not identified. Future studies using this technique should provide information regarding such factors as gender, body mass, anthropometric data, posture and foam hardness due to the confounding nature of these variables.
Sponsor: The authors would like to acknowledge the Brite-Euram European Initiative (Project 5547) who funded this research.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/S0003-6870(98)00018-0
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/21067
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0003-6870(98)00018-0
ISSN: 0003-6870
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