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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Abstract

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.

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ID Code: 62392
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Biomechanical Model, Comfort Assessment, Ingress / Egress, Motion Analysis, Vehicle Package Engineering
DOI: 10.1177/154193120004402980
ISSN: 1541-9312
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600) > Biomechanics (110601)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (111705)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Deposited On: 09 Sep 2013 22:26
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2013 21:10

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