Sensor Matrix Robustness for Monitoring the Interface Pressure Between Car Driver and Seat

  • Alberto VergnanoEmail author
  • Alberto Muscio
  • Francesco Leali
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1026)


An effective sensor system for monitoring the pressure distribution on a car seat would enable researches on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and comfort of occupants. However, the irregularities of the seat shape or those of the occupant clothes challenge the robustness of such a sensor system. Moreover, the position identification of bodies of different percentiles by few pressure sensors is difficult. So, a higher resolution pressure pad has been developed. The number of sensors is significantly increased by means of a matrix scan strategy. Tests on the pressure pad with different occupants proves its robustness in scanning the contact area.


Sensor matrix Pressure Driver monitoring Car seat Comfort Advanced Driver Assistance Systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alberto Vergnano
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alberto Muscio
    • 1
  • Francesco Leali
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Engineering Enzo FerrariUniversity of Modena and Reggio EmiliaModenaItaly

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