• Seat Sensor Test
Car comfort, performance, and durability are important aspects for applying XSENSOR™ technology. The internal components of seats such as foam, frames, support systems, and heating all combine to create a number of parameters that impact the comfort and functionality of the intended seat for the user.
Viability and the combination of components often create design issues and constraints for various automotive and aerospace products. XSENSOR™ pressure imaging systems assist designers in understanding interface pressure and provide a quantitative aspect to measure the comfort, fit and performance of a specific product. Test engineers rely on consistency, repeatability and durability of our sensors and systems to provide them with the quantitative results they require.
The majority of automotive and aircraft seating professionals chose low pressure sensors such as the LX100 to provide the pressure measurements for the seat and back. The most commonly requested sensors are the LX100:40.40.02 and the LX100:48.48.02. Both these sensors provide the required length and width to meet the seated and back pressures. The LX100 sensors provide clear pressure images and show areas of higher and lower pressure. Consistency and repeatability are key with these measurements considering that numerous test drivers will be chosen and seated outlines will be compared to create seating profiles. The LX100 sensor provides the best accuracy for assurance and confidence in these measurements.
Moreover, calibration stability and response time are important factors in choosing the LX100 sensor. Sensors maintain calibration for extended time periods and often customers choose to verify and recalibrate sensors on a yearly basis. A fast response time allows for the LX100 sensors to be used in transmissibility and rear impact testing. Both require a sensor with a response time fast enough to gather dynamic information on a shaker table or a rear impact of 30km/hr.