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July 30 - August 01, 2018
Embassy Suites by Hilton Detroit Livonia Novi, Livonia, MI

PRE-SUMMIT WORKSHOPS | JULY 30, 2018

9:00 am - 10:00 am REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

9:50 am - 10:00 am CHAIRPERSON’S OPENING ADDRESS

10:00 am - 12:00 pm WORKSHOP A: DESIGNING AND SELECTING MATERIALS IN A SEAT SYSTEM FOR HARDNESS AND COMFORT

·         Objective and subjective evaluations of seat hardness for seating comfort
·         Objective seat hardness performance methods focusing on Load Deflection Measurements
·         Subjective evaluation of hardness focusing on perception and task (seated support feel vs hand feel)

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm LUNCH AND NETWORKING

All the morning hustle and bustle has probably made for a much-needed lunch break! Join us for a delicious lunch and make new friends at your table.

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm WORKSHOP B: DIFFERENTIATING MATERIALS, PROCESSES AND NEEDS: EVALUATING STEEL PROCESSING AND USES

• How will seating control, mechanics, springs, and motors change to meet new needs?
• Looking at new track configurations to move seating into new interior positions
• Motorizing seat configurations: thinking through response times and safety when shifting from driver to passenger

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

Grab some tea and chat about the workshop takeaways.

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm WORKSHOP C: PLANNING FOR A SAFE SEATING SYSTEMS - CASE STUDY WITH USARMY RDECOM TARDEC