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Research on Pressure Comfort of Sofa Based on Body Pressure Distribution and Subjective Experience

  • Huimin Hu
  • Yanlong Yao
  • Ling Luo
  • Linghua Ran
  • Chaoyi Zhao
  • Xin Zhang
  • Rui Wang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10286)

Abstract

With the use of body pressure distribution measurement system, the pressure comfort of sofa was researched by the combination of user’s subjective experience evaluation and objective test. Through the different layers of soft sponge placed in sofa seat and backrest surfaces, the experimental conditions of different hardness were simulated. According to the evaluation results of user’s subjective experience about sofa comfort and the results of the physical pressure distribution collected objectively under different experimental conditions, the recommended ranges of most comfortable seat and backrest pressures were obtained, which have provided the reference and basis for the improvement and design of sofa.

Keywords

Body pressure distribution User experience Comfort evaluation 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This research is supported by China National Institute of Standardization through the “special funds for the basic R&D undertakings by welfare research institutions” (522016Y-4679, 522015Y-3992 and 242016Y-4700) and study on the key technology and standard for the design of product which should meet China’s human characteristics (2017NQI).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Huimin Hu
    • 1
  • Yanlong Yao
    • 2
  • Ling Luo
    • 1
  • Linghua Ran
    • 1
  • Chaoyi Zhao
    • 1
  • Xin Zhang
    • 1
  • Rui Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Ergonomics LaboratoryChina National Institute of StandardizationBeijingChina
  2. 2.School of Mechanical EngineeringZhengzhou UniversityZhengzhouChina

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