1989-11-01

Analysis of Primary Equipment Factors Affecting Driving Posture 891240

Correct driving posture is a fundamental condition for reducing stress and for realizing promoting driving. Therefore, it is very important to lay out equipment in such a way that proper driving posture is maintained.This paper reports on the layout and characteristics of equipment which directly influences driving posture.Analysis of the trends revealed that the equipment layout is the most important factor influencing driving posture, and that the principal component is the height of the driver's hip point.We determined the proper limits for laying out the equipment based on subjective evaluation and the characteristics of driver motion obtained through the motion analysis and EMG measurement.These analyses clearly revealed that static as well as dynamic factors affect the evaluation of driving posture.

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