1997-02-24

The Evaluation of Seating Comfort by the Objective Measures 970595

This study addresses the subjective assessment by the objective measures in order to develop the objective evaluation method of a vehicle seating comfort. Seventy-two male subjects subjectively evaluate six seats (driver seats in popular automotive in Korea) after a short-term seating session (non driving: the evaluation of seat characteristics) and after two-hour driving (two hour driving: the evaluation of body discomfort). The body pressure distribution, objective data for six seats, is investigated and compared with the subjective evaluation. The pattern of the pressure distribution is found and the pressure distribution is approximately correlate with the difference between comfortable and uncomfortable seats.

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