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Measuring of pressure forces in sitting.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  547955     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We were able to re-examine already known facts in tests of pressure areas in seats by using a new analytic system. It was shown that only in backrest seat angles of 90 and 110 degrees pressure areas below the ischial tuberosities were clearly defined. The transition area of zones of high to medium pressure was sharply defined with these angles. In the anterior position and with large backrest seat angles high pressures were not found and the transition areas between zones of medium and low pressure became fluent. Only the pressure distribution pattern in the 90 and 110 degrees position is physiologic and corresponds to the pressure tolerance of different parts of the human body in seats. This pattern has to be maintained principally in a contoured and upholstered seat.
B Rosemeyer; W Pförringer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of orthopaedic and traumatic surgery. Archiv für orthopädische und Unfall-Chirurgie     Volume:  95     ISSN:  0344-8444     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Orthop Trauma Surg     Publication Date:  1979  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-08-28     Completed Date:  1980-08-28     Revised Date:  2008-02-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803037     Medline TA:  Arch Orthop Trauma Surg     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  167-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Ischium / physiology*

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