The task dictates the requirements made of a seat in the industrial setting. This is now generally accepted, but the question remains as to how to evaluate a particular seat. This study has attempted to bring together recognized experimental evaluation techniques to provide an integrated test regime, which has been applied in the development of a new sit-stand seat.
Preliminary investigations have defined the basic contours required for the surface of such a seat. The considerations leading to this definition were defined in a new model (Eklund and Corlett 1986). By combining this model with the test protocol, a more precise evaluation becomes possible.
The new seat, which is the subject of patents and a registered design, is continuing to develop and be evaluated, prior to field trials. The equipment and techniques used are described.
- Registered Design
- British Standard Institution
- Seat Height
- Office Chair
- Basic Contour
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Gregg, H.D., Corlett, E.N. (1987). Developments in the Design and Evaluation of Industrial Seating. In: McGoldrick, P.F. (eds) Advances in Manufacturing Technology II. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-8524-4_74
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