Ergonomic and Occupant Issues Considering Elderly Female Pillion Rider Sitting Posture on Motorcycle in Indian Rural/Semi Urban Context
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Background - In India most of the elderly female (pillion riders) of aged above 35 prefers sitting sideways upon motorcycles (commuting) in India. In this situation occupant, sitting/packaging issues have a major problem, refusing elderly female to get ride on motorcycle. Objective - The aim of this study is to find different ergonomic and occupant packaging issues including Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs) mostly for elderly female (pillion rider) in Indian commuting motorcycles. Methodology – Observation, photography, analysis carried out. Result – Risk factor and discomfort of sitting sideways on existing motorcycle seat were higher (810 mm), demanding quick intervention. Conclusion - Ergonomic analysis and design intervention suggested by redesigning/optimizing the existing seat of the motorcycles considering pillion rider as elderly female.
KeywordsMotorcycle Seat Ladies Indian context
Acknowledgement owed to all who volunteered for this study.
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