Subjective and objective measurements for comfortable truck driver's seat

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    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.
    Originele taal-2Engels
    TitelProceedings of 9th international symposium on advanced vehicle control (AVEC 2008)
    Plaats van productieTokyo
    UitgeverijInter Group Corporation
    Pagina's851-856
    ISBN van geprinte versie978-4-904056-22-6
    StatusGepubliceerd - 2008
    Evenement9th International Symposium on Advanced Vehicle Control (AVEC 2008) - International Conference Center, kobe, Japan
    Duur: 6 okt 20089 okt 2008
    Congresnummer: 9

    Congres

    Congres9th International Symposium on Advanced Vehicle Control (AVEC 2008)
    Verkorte titelAVEC "08
    LandJapan
    Stadkobe
    Periode6/10/089/10/08
    AnderAVEC 2008 : 9th international symposium on advanced vehicle control ; Kobe, Japan, October 6-9, 2008

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