Browse Publications Technical Papers 2020-01-0871
2020-04-14

Height Adjustment in School Bus Seat to Improve Comfort of Children with Different Age Group 2020-01-0871

Seats are one of the critical component of School Bus for children comfort & safety. Seat Foam thickness, its shape, Cushion width & seat height will play a vital role in comfort. Fatigue is the most common cause due to uncomfortable seating and its due to only one type of seat available in school bus to accommodate different height children. Here different height means, a school has children from class nursery to Senior secondary. Fatigue will cause impact on child health & there overall development. The topic was chosen because of increasing interest in children comfort & safety in school buses. The Present method is making one standard seat with cushion height from bus floor is 450mm. In this case, its generally suitable for children height of 4.5 feet to 5.5 feet. It was found that children range of height from 3 feet to 4feet, it is very difficult for them climb on the seat. A unique arrangement has been design in seats, which will allow flexibility to adjust height of the seat for children as per their comfort.

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