How many hours a day do you stay seated? The answer could be: many, perhaps too many! Sitting at the computer, reading a good book, watching TV or driving a train, it is essential to maintain a correct posture to limit the damages and pain resulting from a wrong position.
What can we do to encourage a correct posture, therefore the balance and coordination of the whole body, both in an upright and sitting position? Human-machine interfaces are certainly one of the factors on which we can act to ensure the comfort and well-being of our body, essential for enhancing the lifestyle and work. The right tilt angles and the right distance from a monitor, for example, can make all the difference.
Just think that our feet alone have 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, nevertheless they don’t always get the attention they deserve.
Hence the position of the legs and feet plays a central role in the work and driving stations, especially when certain pedals and foot-controlled sensitive surfaces are present.
Designed with passion, curiosity and courage, the SPII footrests allow the adjustment of the position by means of manual and / or automatic controls according to the user’s biometric data. They can host different types of pedals and controls; Surface shapes, sizes and materials are customized according to the application. In addition, heating systems, contact pressure measurement functions and human presence detection systems can be integrated.
The technology used takes into account the most demanding operational requirements and allows high standards of reliability and durability over time.
Style, Design and Ergonomics are defined according to the specific application always with the human factor priority and the requirements of the referent market.
The interface with the vehicle is customizable and configurable, via electrical connections, and / or communication protocols (Can Open, ethernet, Profinet etc). Moreover, the most suitable safety level, including SIL certification, can be defined for each single function.
“Who works with his hands is a worker. Who works with his hands and his head is an artisan. Who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.” Saint Francesco D’Assisi
Do you want to learn more? Click here! https://www.spii.eu/our-solutions/intellicockpit-solutions/footrest/
See you next time,