Accession Number : ADA184084


Title :   A Comparison of the Comfort of Seats for Sonarmen


Descriptive Note : Interim rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT


Personal Author(s) : Miller, Matthew R ; Luria, S M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a184084.pdf


Report Date : 07 Jul 1987


Pagination or Media Count : 18


Abstract : Sonarmen undergoing refresher training in the sonar Operational trainer compared, while on sonar watch, the comfort of four seating designs: a contoured automobile seat with an adjustable backrest; a kneeling chair; a conventional office chair with an inflatable lumbar support pillow; and a conventional office chair. The subjects were asked to use each seat for an entire day--unless it was too uncomfortable -- and to use a different seat on successive days. The automobile seat was judged to be the most comfortable. It was concluded that significant improvements can be made in the design of the seats on submarines.


Descriptors :   *CHAIRS , *FATIGUE(PHYSIOLOGY) , *SEATS , OFFICE EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES , OPERATORS(PERSONNEL) , SONAR , SUBMARINE EQUIPMENT , TRAINING , WATCH(DUTY)


Subject Categories : Stress Physiology
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE