Seated whole-body vibration analysis, technologies and modelling: a survey
The modeling and measurement of the biodynamic response of the seated human body has recently been an active research topic, with major applications to ergonomics and automotive suspension control system technologies. This paper presents a holistic literature survey of topics including the latest research in the area of vibration signal processing and modeling of the biodynamic response of the seated human to vibrations. This paper reviews recent sensing systems that are reported to measure the motion of the seated body. The data processing techniques that are currently accepted are surveyed and these include impedance, transmissibility measures, frequency response function estimation, and model development. A review of applications of biodynamic response analysis and modeling to seating vibration isolation technologies and vibration monitoring systems is presented within this paper. This survey paper provides a discussion on the direction that the future research in this field will aim toward based on the trends in the recent research and the introduction and application of new technologies.