ERL, Ergonomic Research Laboratory

June 16, 2024
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ERL Research Highlights

1993-1999 Relationships developed between preferred posture, seat design and package dimensions from on-highway measurements of over 125 drivers and passengers
1993 Video and pressure data combined to measure 3D position of pelvis while driver operates vehicle on the highway
1995 Research documents how seat design affects driver position and preferred driver posture
1997 Variation in deflected shape of body is greater between individuals of the same size than same individual in different IFD seats
1998 Downward vision for small drivers determines seating height and posture
2001 Variation in seat back stiffness along centerline contributes significantly to biomechanical discomfort

ERL continues its research on the ergonomics of vehicle packaging and seating.

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