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Determination of car seat contact area for personalised thermal sensation modelling

FOJTLÍN, M. PSIKUTA, A. TOMA, R. FIŠER, J. JÍCHA, M.

Original Title

Determination of car seat contact area for personalised thermal sensation modelling

English Title

Determination of car seat contact area for personalised thermal sensation modelling

Type

journal article in Web of Science

Language

en

Original Abstract

A lot of daily activities are conducted in a sedentary posture. This includes a thermal interaction between the human and the seat that has implications on thermal perception and comfort. These interactions are investigated by simulating heat and mass transfer, thus, reducing a need for costly and time demanding subject studies. However, it is not clear, from the available literature, what portion of the body surface area is actually affected by the seat with respect to human anthropometry. The aim of this study was to develop a predicting function of the seat contact area based on anthropometric parameters. The results showed strong linear correlation between the contact area obtained by printing a body silhouette on paper placed at the seat and body weight, height, body surface area, and body mass index. The body surface area and the body weight were identified as the best predictors for the contact area.

English abstract

A lot of daily activities are conducted in a sedentary posture. This includes a thermal interaction between the human and the seat that has implications on thermal perception and comfort. These interactions are investigated by simulating heat and mass transfer, thus, reducing a need for costly and time demanding subject studies. However, it is not clear, from the available literature, what portion of the body surface area is actually affected by the seat with respect to human anthropometry. The aim of this study was to develop a predicting function of the seat contact area based on anthropometric parameters. The results showed strong linear correlation between the contact area obtained by printing a body silhouette on paper placed at the seat and body weight, height, body surface area, and body mass index. The body surface area and the body weight were identified as the best predictors for the contact area.

Keywords

Thermal comfort; Contact area; Seat

Released

11.12.2018

Publisher

PLOS

Location

San Francisco, California, US

Pages from

1

Pages to

16

Pages count

16

URL

Full text in the Digital Library

BibTex


@article{BUT151780,
  author="Miloš {Fojtlín} and Agnieszka {Psikuta} and Róbert {Toma} and Jan {Fišer} and Miroslav {Jícha}",
  title="Determination of car seat contact area for personalised thermal sensation modelling",
  annote="A lot of daily activities are conducted in a sedentary posture. This includes a thermal interaction between the human and the seat that has implications on thermal perception and comfort. These interactions are investigated by simulating heat and mass transfer, thus, reducing a need for costly and time demanding subject studies. However, it is not clear, from the available literature, what portion of the body surface area is actually affected by the seat with respect to human anthropometry. The aim of this study was to develop a predicting function of the seat contact area based on anthropometric parameters. The results showed strong linear correlation between the contact area obtained by printing a body silhouette on paper placed at the seat and body weight, height, body surface area, and body mass index. The body surface area and the body weight were identified as the best predictors for the contact area.",
  address="PLOS",
  chapter="151780",
  doi="10.1371/journal.pone.0208599",
  howpublished="online",
  institution="PLOS",
  number="12",
  volume="13",
  year="2018",
  month="december",
  pages="1--16",
  publisher="PLOS",
  type="journal article in Web of Science"
}