Method for the analysis of posture and interface pressure of car drivers

Giuseppe Andreoni, Giorgio C. Santambrogio, Marco Rabuffetti, Antonio Pedotti

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Biomechanical study of car driver posture is one of the most referenced aspects for the ergonomic design process of the whole vehicle. The aim of this work is to present a multi-factor method for the analysis of sitting posture and the resulting interactions of the car driver body with the cushion and the backrest. The proposed method, based on the combined use of an optoelectronic system for motion capture and suitable matrices of pressure sensors, has allowed the measurement of a large set of car driver posture parameters and the identification of specific sitting strategies characterising the driving posture, despite the different behaviours of the analysed subjects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)511-522
Number of pages12
JournalApplied Ergonomics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2002


  • Car seat
  • Ergonomics
  • Posture
  • Pressure map

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics


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