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Designs 2017, 1(2), 11; https://doi.org/10.3390/designs1020011

A Structurally Enhanced, Ergonomically and Human–Computer Interaction Improved Intelligent Seat’s System

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Department of Industrial Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI 02908, USA
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Department of Civil Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China
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Department of Industrial Design, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China
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Department of Engineering Product Development, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore 487372, Singapore
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Department of Industrial Design, University of Science & Technology, Beijing 100083, China
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Department of Mathematics, Pace University, New York, NY 10038, USA
This paper is an extended version of paper published in the Second International Conference on Advanced Technology and Business, Fort Collins, CO, USA, 27–28 December 2015.
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Received: 28 September 2017 / Revised: 9 November 2017 / Accepted: 18 November 2017 / Published: 29 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Road Vehicle Safety: Design and Assessment)

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Modern technology advances airplane seat design with better ergonomics and new HCI (human-computer interaction). However, airline companies are not motivated to replace the seat system due to the cost consideration. Hence, a series of re-optimized design in ergonomics and HCI should be carried out by designers. This paper describes a novel intelligent seat’s system, which is designed to be used for the airplanes or similar conditions. This system consists of redesigned ergonomics and HCI compared with original seat’s systems. The mainly redesigned parts are the aesthetics and visual modeling for people to receive visual information, the ergonomics part for people to receive tactile information, new users’ action innovation for people to receive and output information, the redesign of the structure of the system with low weight and cost, and the functional system environment for people to receive information from humans through movement in multiple environments. Structural analysis supports the redesign. The purpose of the redesign is to improve the HCI system with new tech and interaction. View Full-Text
Keywords: ergonomics; HCI; action innovation; aesthetics and visual modeling; structure redesign with low weight and cost; functional system environment ergonomics; HCI; action innovation; aesthetics and visual modeling; structure redesign with low weight and cost; functional system environment
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Cao, J.; Ku, D.; Du, J.; Ng, V.; Wang, Y.; Dong, W. A Structurally Enhanced, Ergonomically and Human–Computer Interaction Improved Intelligent Seat’s System. Designs 2017, 1, 11.

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