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Sunday, August 28, 2005 

Car ergonomics: Driving causes health problems


There seems to be a lot of human factors issues concering car use lately. Here's another article to add to the mix which highlights a rise in health issues arising from driving posture.

“Driving long distances is one of the worst things you can do to your body,” says Brian McIlwraith, an osteopath who specialises in car ergonomics. “There’s a tendency for you to be forced into a slumped position, so your back is bent, putting pressure on the hips, lower back and intervertebral discs.

The best car ergonomics according to the Times artcile are:

  1. Volvo V70
  2. Mercedes S-class
  3. Lexus LS 430
  4. Peugeot 607
  5. Renault Modus /Nissan Micra

Times Online article

1 Comments:

  • At 9:29 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    um. okay ?

     

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