The Significance of Contact Pressure Distribution on the Soft Tissue by Men Sitting

DS 30: Proceedings of DESIGN 2002, the 7th International Design Conference, Dubrovnik

Year: 2002
Editor: Marjanovic D.
Author: Ergic, T.; Ivandic, Ž.; Kozak, D.
Section: Multidisciplinary aspects of design
Page(s): 743-748


A lot of investigations today are devoted to make the people life better from the ergonomic point of view. Here the magnitude and distribution of pressure by men sitting is very often the topic of biomechanical research. This paper analyses contact pressures between body and chair during sitting using experimental set-up. To this purpose the original wooden chair has been designed, fabricated and evaluated. The results of experiment are presented in the form of diagrams with maximal pressure on the ordinate and height/mass ratio on the abscissa. The goal of performed measurements on the chair is not just new design of the construction, but also determination of relevant characteristics that have influence on the pressure transfer on the soft tissue between the skeleton and chair. Here are considered anthropological parameters and biomechanical parameters.

Keywords: chair, body, contact, pressure distribution, experiment


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