Analysis of human factors issues relating to the design and function of bicycles

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Abstract

The cycling industry is now the largest sporting goods market in the world, with global salesof£ 28 billion (€ 33 billion) amounting to 15% of all sporting goods revenue. There is a largebody of research relating to cycling related activities and mostly these consider the commondiamond “safety” framed bicycles. There are a number of areas that could benefit from directinput from ergonomics, including the redesign of braking grips for drop handlebars on roadbicycles, and the verification and validation of products for specialist performance. The design of bicycles for human wellbeing and performance comes into question with the ubiquityof standard upright “safety” bicycles when compared with the performance and ergonomic benefits of recumbent bicycles.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2014: Proceedings of the international conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors 2014
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Pages143-150
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781315765457
ISBN (Print)9781138026353
Publication statusPublished - 7 Apr 2014
EventContemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2014: Proceedings of the international conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors 2014 - Southampton, UK, 7-10 April 2014
Duration: 7 Apr 2014 → …

Conference

ConferenceContemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2014: Proceedings of the international conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors 2014
Period7/04/14 → …

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