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Adjustable Linear Actuator Based Power Seat for Occupational Disorders
J. Ghosh,
Published in Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages: 811 - 815
One of the most common modes of transportation in Indian cities is buses and autos. Jerks at regular intervals, that the driver receives from vehicles is transmitted to coccyx and lumbar vertebrae causing more serious spinal issues due to wear of gristle pad between vertebrae and insufficient cerebrospinal fluid circulation. There is also slow movement of blood to the lower extremity causing issues like varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis. Studies revealed that after long sitting hours, the person must involve in several activities for proper blood circulation which is not possible for fellow drivers of commercial vehicles. As a result, we have reflected an innovative idea in this paper to move the seats of the vehicles for countering the sudden jerks due to bumpy road as the wheels get into uneven surfaces. This could be a way to minimize the shock to the spine and abdominal areas and reduce the severity of pain due to prolonged sitting. © 2020 IEEE.