For three pressure sensors at seat, we find out the pressure of rear part is not expected to have a significant increase during up-hill situation. The primary reason is the body inclined to the front in order to balance the gravity under uphill situation.
Virtual reality is a modern tools for simulation the real world. If the confusion and perplexity more than we can accept, VR will lose its initial standpoint. This research proposed an alternative and possible direction for VR using in bicycle simulation.
The way people using VR is supposed to be more common and diversified. However, vibration and slope conditions will challenge VR to be more practical using. We hope this study will find the key to prove VR in ergonomics design. Further development is needed for comparing human motion from the real world to the virtual reality environment, for analyzing the ergonomics, and for developing the optimal platform to simulate bicycle riding.
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