18 - 21 February, 2019
Intercontinental Duesseldorf, Duesseldorf, Germany
Dr. Klaus Philipp, Manager Prototype & Technology Center, Manager of Advanced Development at Toyota Boshoku
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Dr. Klaus Philipp


Manager Prototype & Technology Center, Manager of Advanced Development
Toyota Boshoku

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Conference Day 1

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019


11:30 AM Development of a predictive technology for seat emotion based on sitting body pressure

The present study proposed a predictive technology for seat hugging feels using sitting body pressure on virtual environment. To develop a seat hugging feel prediction system, a five-step ergonomic research was conducted: S1. feasibility study, S2. hugging quantification, S3. hugging experiment, S4. hugging analysis,
and S5. hugging evaluation system development. Pressure appearance ratio (PAE) and pressure appearance unevenness (PAUE) of mid-back and side were found significant (adj. R2 = 73%) on seat hugging feels. A statistical equation for quantifying hugging feels was developed and embedded into a seat emotion prediction system. The proposed system can contribute to efficient and quantitative seat development.

Conference Day 2

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019