Pressure Mapping: Review of Validity to Assess Comfort - Guidelines for Best Practice

Pressure Mapping: Review of Validity to Assess Comfort - Guidelines for Best Practice
14th July, 2020

This research guide was undertaken to discover if pressure mapping can be used as a tool to assess comfort. It first examines how comfort is defined, then explores tools that can be used to evaluate it, including subjective data, interface pressure mapping and spinal alignment assessment methods.

The guide gives a suggested mattress evaluation method, offering practical guidance for manufacturers, designers and retailers when comparing the comfort of mattresses. It takes 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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