Biomechanical aspects of seating comfort in vehicle seating package engineering

Paul, Gunther (2000) Biomechanical aspects of seating comfort in vehicle seating package engineering. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 44 (29). pp. 304-307.

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In this paper, problems are described which are related to the ergonomic assessment of vehicle package design in vehicle systems engineering. The traditional approach, using questionnaire techniques for a subjective assessment of comfort related to package design, is compared to a biomechanical approach. An example is given for ingress design. The biomechanical approach is based upon objective postural data. The experimental setup for the study is described and methods used for the biomechanical analysis are explained. Because the biomechanic assessment requires not only a complex experimental setup but also time consuming data processing, a systematic reduction and preparation of biomechanic data for classification with an Artificial Neural Network significantly improves the economy of the biomechanical method.

Item ID: 48257
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1541-9312
Keywords: biomechanical model, comfort assessment, ingress / egress, motion analysis, vehicle package engineering
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2017 23:10
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0902 Automotive Engineering > 090299 Automotive Engineering not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 86 MANUFACTURING > 8613 Transport Equipment > 861302 Automotive Equipment @ 100%
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