Design Specifications and Ergonomic Evaluation of Car Seat (A Review)

Design Specifications and Ergonomic Evaluation of Car Seat (A Review)
Authors : Ankit Jhinkwan, Jaswinder Singh
Publication Date: 21-05-2014


Author(s):  Ankit Jhinkwan, Jaswinder Singh

Published in:   International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology

License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Website: www.ijert.org

Volume/Issue:   Vol. 3 - Issue 5 (May - 2014)

e-ISSN:   2278-0181


The improvements in design of driver seats have been the area of immense interest for the past few years. Improper design and uncomfortable seats imposes a lot of stress upon different body parts of driver. It is the driver who gets more fatigue than the passengers. If the driver seat is not comfortable the performance of driver could decrease and there is possibility of fatigue and various other muscoskeletal disorders which could even lead to possibility of accident. This paper reviews about the various injuries and comfort or discomfort factors related to car seat design. A design evaluation is done in order to optimize the different parameters which could reduce the injuries related to seat, back and head rest. The included geometric parameters are seat back angle, seat pan angle, seat height, seat width etc. H-point, R-point and head restraint are the design specification used which could describe the correct seating position.


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