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Published on 14th July, 2020
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Last updated 14th July, 2020

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A review into the validity of interface pressure mapping to assess perceived comfort: Guidelines for best practice

This 43 page research paper sets out to discover if pressure mapping can be used as a tool to assess comfort, it first examines how comfort is defined, then explores tools which can be used to evaluate it, including subjective data, interface pressure mapping and spinal alignment assessment methods. It concludes with a suggested mattress evaluation method, offering practical guidance for manufacturers, designers and retailers when comparing the comfort of mattresses, taking into consideration the test environment, the selection of participants, the positioning of subjects, test duration and the collection and analysis of data.

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