Subjective and objective measurements for comfortable truck driver's seat

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Abstract

Technology has changed trucks significantly over the years. As a result, consumer expectations, in terms of performance, have risen. In Western society, the comfort of products has developed into an important issue. Truck manufacturers recognize comfort as one of the major selling point, as it is thought to play an important role for buyers as well. In addition, employers are getting interested in comfortable equipment for their employees in order to create a healthy and stimulating working environment. The seat is one of the most important components for truckdriver. They are the place where professional truck driver spend most of their time. The aim of this paper is to describe the measurement methods that are used to improve the physiological comfort of truck driver’s seat. The paper has 3 sections. First, we explain the nature of sitting comfort and discomfort. Secondly, we describe the subjective and objective measurement methods that are used to evaluate the truck seat. Thirdly, we propose a methodology for the development of comfortable truck driver’s seats.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 9th international symposium on advanced vehicle control (AVEC 2008)
Place of PublicationTokyo
PublisherInter Group Corporation
Pages851-856
ISBN (Print)978-4-904056-22-6
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event9th International Symposium on Advanced Vehicle Control (AVEC 2008) - International Conference Center, kobe, Japan
Duration: 6 Oct 20089 Oct 2008
Conference number: 9

Conference

Conference9th International Symposium on Advanced Vehicle Control (AVEC 2008)
Abbreviated titleAVEC "08
CountryJapan
Citykobe
Period6/10/089/10/08

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