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Lumbar Support in Auto Seats: Conclusions from a Study of Preferred Driving Posture
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1996 by SAE International in United States
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Prominent, longitudinally convex lumbar supports are frequently recommended for auto seats based on the assumption that such supports will induce sitters to choose postures with substantial lumbar lordosis. Lumbar lordosis has been associated with reduced spine loading as measured by pressure in the intervertebral disks. Data from a laboratory study of the influence of lumbar support on driving posture demonstrate that, on average, lumbar lordosis is not strongly affected by large increases in lumbar support prominence. These findings, and their implications for seat design, are reviewed.
CitationReed, M. and Schneider, L., "Lumbar Support in Auto Seats: Conclusions from a Study of Preferred Driving Posture," SAE Technical Paper 960478, 1996, https://doi.org/10.4271/960478.
Automotive Design Advancements in Human Factors: Improving Drivers Comfort and Performance
Number: SP-1155; Published: 1996-02-01
Number: SP-1155; Published: 1996-02-01
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