Human Factors and Ergonomics Using Anthropometric and sEMG Data in Automotive Gearshift Quality Analysis

  • Edson Luciano Duque
  • Plinio Thomaz AquinoJr.Email author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9733)


Manual transmission shift quality has become extremely demanding due to the higher requirements imposed by drivers in the last years. It is well recognized that manual gearshift operation is a remarkable activity regarding quality perception in passenger vehicles. The available literature presents analytical methods to predict shift quality, but applying only objective variables faced by the driven, and removes the human from the equation. This study introduces the human and ergonomics portion, evaluating the influence of anthropometric variances and muscular activity, though surface electromyography acquisition, on human subjective rating via linear regressions analysis.


Electromyography Manual transmission Gearshift quality Human factors Ergonomics 



To FAPESP (Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) for financial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edson Luciano Duque
    • 1
    • 2
  • Plinio Thomaz AquinoJr.
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Global Propulsion Systems – South AmericaSão Caetano do SulBrazil
  2. 2.Centro Universitário da FEI – Fundação Educacional Inaciana Pe. Sabóia de MedeirosSão Bernardo do CampoBrazil

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