Kinetic Computer Modeling of Human Posture in Automotive Seats 970592

To assist automotive seat development and evaluation, a technique for predicting the posture of seated occupants has been developed. The method involved modeling the torso geometry and articulation of a mid-size male, based on information presented in SAE paper number 930110 [1]. This mid-size male model, known as 2-D JOHN, was developed in a commercial kinetic modeling software and used in a comparative seat evaluation study between a current production automotive seat and a prototype articulating seat. The 2-D JOHN model was supported a greater range of postures, defined as Total Lumbar Curvature (TLC) and Torso Recline Angle (TRA), in the prototype seat than the automotive seat.


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