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The Seated Soldier Study: New Data and Tools for Soldier-Centered Design of Vehicles

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Research professor Matthew Reed and colleagues at the U-M Transportation Research Institute and U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) aim to make seating in military vehicles safer, more effective and more comfortable for soldiers.

"The Seated Soldier Study: New Data and Tools for Soldier-Centered Design of Vehicles" is the first large-scale study of soldier posture and body shape in seated environments. Results are being integrated into both commercial tools and into TARDEC's internal design and assessment software, and will be integrated into more Army program tools and procedures.

 

University of Michigan News Service Press Release

 

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