Madeline McCauley, BS, Elisabeth Sitton, BS, Mary Hildebrand, OTD, OTR/L; Pressure Mapping of Farmers on Tractors: Informing Occupational Therapy Recommendations for Safer Tractor Seats. Am J Occup Ther 2015;69(Supplement_1):6911505021p1. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO2064.
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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.
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