IS THERE A RELATION BETWEEN TYRES AND BACK PAINS?
BESTEHT EIN ZUSAMMENHANG ZWISCHEN REIFEN UND RUECKENSCHMERZEN?
This report is concerned with the relation between the design of car seats and tyres and backache in drivers-pains which can later result in disc damage. A number of possibilities of improvement are discussed. In order to provide a correct support for the driver's body, the essential requirement of the seat is that it should be correctly shaped in every direction. In situations where the bones are directly under the skin, a harder support can be provided, whilst the softer parts of the body require better upholstery. As oscillations in the transverse and longitudinal direction are not agreeable, the seat surface, and also the back rest, should provide lateral support. In order to provide safer, more relaxed and less tiring driving, the best possible seat is necessary. It was also determined that radial tyres are not responsible for back injuries.
KVDA VerlagJahanna-Melber-Weg 8
6000 Frankfurt 70, Germany
- Seifert, E
- Publication Date: 1978-2
- Features: Photos;
- Pagination: 2 p.
- Arzt und Auto
- Volume: 54
- Issue Number: 2
- Publisher: Kraftfahrverband Deutscher Aerzte EV
- TRT Terms: Comfort; Injuries; Seats; Spinal column; Tires; Vehicle design
- ITRD Terms: 9011: Design (overall design); 2134: Illness; 9108: Improvement; 1388: Seat (veh); 2041: Spinal column; 1381: Tyre
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00194042
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
- Files: ITRD, TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM