Cushion Surface Modeling Based on Body Pressure Distribution and Subjective Rating

Abstract:

Article Preview

This paper presents a method of ergonomic design based on subjective rating for the purpose of modeling cushion surface mapped by body pressure distribution (BPD) test data. A sitting comfort evaluation scale was designed to collect subjective comfort perception. Optimal BPD test data were selected by comparing comfort rating after experiments on a trial seat. A data mapping model was established between point clouds in three dimensional coordinate and BPD test data, which can be recognized and transferred in CAD system. In this context, an ergonomic-aided system was developed in practical application to demonstrate the viability of the method. Two designers tried out the system to design a seat cushion, and compared it with conventional method in Rhino software. Results show that the system is more interactive to designers, which can save time of surface modeling by about 50%.

Info:

Periodical:

Edited by:

Chunliang Zhang and Paul P. Lin

Pages:

2193-2197

Citation:

Z. L. Yang et al., "Cushion Surface Modeling Based on Body Pressure Distribution and Subjective Rating", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 226-228, pp. 2193-2197, 2012

Online since:

November 2012

Export:

Price:

$38.00

[1] M. Kolich and S.M. Taboun: Ergonomics, Vol. 47 (2004) No. 8, p.841.

[2] L. F. M. Kuijt-Evers, F. Krause and P. Vink: Applied Ergonomics, Vol. 34 (2003) No. 3, p.265.

[3] M. Kolich: International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Vol. 33 (2004) No. 4, p.285.

[4] S.Q. Sun, Q. Wu, J.F. Wu, Y.W. Shi, and J.H. Yu: China Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 19 (2008), No. 11, p.1326. (In Chinese).

[5] I. Manenica and E.N. Corlett: Ergonomics, Vol. 16 (1973) No. 6, p.849.

[6] Wenqi Shen and K.C. Parsons: International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Vol. 20 (1997) No. 6, p.441.

[7] M. Kolich and P.L. White: International Journal of Vehicle Design, Vol. 34 (2004) No. 2, p.158.

[8] D. R. Smith, D. M. Andrews and P. T. Wawrow: International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Vol. 36 (2006) No. 2, p.14.

[9] M.P. De Looze, L.F.M. De Kuijt-Evers, and J. van Dieën: Ergonomics, Vol. 46 (2003) No. 10, p.985.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/0014013031000121977

[10] M.H. Yun, L. Donges, and A. Freivalds: Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety IV. (Taylor & Francis, London. 1992), p.403.

[11] X.J. Liu and S.Q. Sun: China Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 19 (2008) No. 8, p.976. (In Chinese).

[12] X.J. Liu, Z.X. Dong, J.F. Wu, and S.Q. Sun: Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 14 (2008) No. 4, p.644. (In Chinese).

[13] C.F. Lu, X.J. Liu, G.Q. Li, and S.Q. Sun: Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 15 (2009) No. 5, p.900.

[14] D.Y. Cheng, S.Q. Sun, Z.L. Yang, and M. Shao: Proc. International Conference on Computer-Aided Industrial Design & Conceptual Design (Yiwu, China, Nov. 17-19, 2010). Vol. 1, p.659.

[15] L.A. Piegl: Computer-Aided Design, Vol. 37 (2005) No. 4, p.461.

[16] Z. l. Yang, S.Q. Sun, Z.G. Gao, and Y.M. Chen: Proc. International Conference on Computer-Aided Industrial Design & Conceptual Design (Yiwu, China, Nov. 17-19, 2010). Vol. 1, p.624.

[17] M. Xu, and Q.S. Xia: China Mechanical Engneering, Vol. 8 (1997) No. 1, p.65. (In Chinese).

[18] C.F. Tan, F.L.M. Delbressine, W. Chen, and R. Matthias: Proc. 9th International symposium on advanced vehicle control (Tokyo, Japan, October 6-9, 2008). p.851.

[19] R. Cork: Sensor Review, Vol. 27 (2007) No. 1, p.24.

Fetching data from Crossref.
This may take some time to load.