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Lookup NU author(s): Rosman Abdul Halek,
Dr Arun DevORCiD,
Dr Kew Hong ChewORCiD,
Dr Mohammed Abdul Hannan
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This research paper presents a study and analysis on the existence of ergo-nomic risks to drivers while sitting in the vehicle seat for prolonged periods in static posture during driving of a vehicle. The main aim of this research ar-ticle is to understand and prove the hypothesis on the existence of ergonomic risks of drivers in the sitting static posture in the vehicle. The vehicle in the study here is a car. Test subjects are samples, for the field experiments at the three percentiles namely the 5th, 50th and 90th percentile range of drivers in Singapore. The demographic parameters for the test subjects identified for the purpose of this research encompass the gender, age range and competen-cy level. The dependent variable use for this research is “driver posture” whilst the independent variable used is the “ergonomic risks”. The research is important to understand the existence of ergonomic risks for awkward sitting postures in order for ergonomists and especially car manufacturers to take into consideration of ergonomic safety factors in designing car seats in this modern era and advanced technology age.
Author(s): Halek RBA, Dev AK, Chew KH, Hannan MA
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Open Journal of Safety Science and Technology
Print publication date: 01/03/2023
Online publication date: 31/03/2023
Acceptance date: 26/03/2023
Date deposited: 14/07/2023
ISSN (print): 2162-5999
ISSN (electronic): 2162-6006
Publisher: Scientific Research Publishing Inc.
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