Gesture controlled driver’s seat improves ergonomics

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The Fraunhofer driver’s seat is adjusted with hand gestures to optimize ergonomics and prevent spinal strain.

Pressure responding piezoensors are integrated into the side of the seat to activate the motion controlled system. Seat positions can be stored. Proximity sensors detect changes in electrical fields, as triggered by hand motions. Software interprets the data and determines the hand’s direction of motion, moving the seat accordingly.  An algorithm enables multiple electrodes to be evaluated simultaneously.