Poster Session  |   July 2015
Pressure Mapping of Farmers on Tractors: Informing Occupational Therapy Recommendations for Safer Tractor Seats
Author Affiliations
  • Greenville, North Carolina
  • East Carolina University
Article Information
Community Mobility and Driving / Health and Wellness / Neurologic Conditions / Spinal Cord Injury / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   July 2015
Pressure Mapping of Farmers on Tractors: Informing Occupational Therapy Recommendations for Safer Tractor Seats
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2015, Vol. 69, 6911505021p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO2064
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2015, Vol. 69, 6911505021p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO2064
Abstract

Date Presented 4/16/2015

Many farmers must sit on a tractor for prolonged periods, placing them at high risk for pressure-related complications. A force sensing array (FSA) four-dimensional (4D) pressure mapping system revealed that pressure was statistically significantly higher on farmers while driving a tractor on rough terrain than when sitting still.