[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP160100132]
Researchers A/Prof Haiping Du; Prof Weihua Li; A/Prof Xu Wang
Brief description This project aims to develop a 6-degree-of-freedom seating system for commercial vehicles, including heavy duty trucks and mobile machinery, to reduce unwanted multiple directional vibrations to the driver’s body. Long-term exposure to vibrations from uneven road surfaces, vibrating tools, and vibrating machinery affects driver comfort, fatigue and safety, and can also cause neck and shoulder pain, lower back injuries, and spinal injuries. The expected outcome of the project is a comfortable and ergonomic seating system that, agriculture, transportation, mining and construction vehicles, both in Australia and internationally, can widely use.
Funding Amount $365,000
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects