A Study of the Effect of Varying Air-Inflated Seat Cushion Parameters on Seating Comfort
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The results of this study indicate that by changing the base radius, the cell height, the outlet diameter, and the material elasticity of each cell, it is possible to improve seating comfort, as determined by pressure change rate. The study confirms that comfort levels increase with increasing seated area. The study also shows that although increasing the weight of a person decreases the comfort performance of the cushion, not all the trends observed when the cushion parameters are varied remain the same as the person's weight is changed. The trends observed when the cell height and outlet diameter are varied are not affected by the subject weight but all the other trends changed as the subject weight was changed.
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