Study on Relationship between Discomfort and Body Pressure Distribution on the Seat under Height of Footrest and Angle of Seatpan

발판 높이와 의자밑판 각도에 따른 체압분포 변화와 불편함의 상관성 평가

  • Park, Dong-Woon (Department of Mechanical Design Engineering, Pusan National University) ;
  • Ahn, Se-Jin (Research Institute of Mechanical Technology, Pusan National University) ;
  • Yoo, Wan-Suk (School of Mechanical Engineering, Pusan National University)
  • 박동운 (부산대학교 기계설계공학과) ;
  • 안세진 (부산대학교 기계기술연구소) ;
  • 유완석 (부산대학교 기계공학부)
  • Published : 2007.11.01


In this paper, a study is described on finding a relationship between discomfort and body pressure distribution. In the first step, experiments were conducted to find correlation between pressure distribution and discomfort. The experiments of 12 people on 9 seats were performed. In the second step, parameters and correlation coefficients were determined between the measured body pressure distribution and median values of the subjective evaluations of 12 subjects using psychophysical power law.



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