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Response of the Human Body to Vibrations on Elastic Seats


Response of the Human Body to Vibrations on Elastic Seats

As part of an exploratory study, researchers assessed the validity of a system of measuring the distribution of pressure at the body-seat interface to estimate the dynamic behaviour and coupling effects of a person sitting on an elastic seat exposed to vertical vibration. The experimental testing was done on one rigid seat and three elastic seats: a polyurethane foam pad, a soft, contoured car seat and an inflatable air-bubble cushion.

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