3rd Asia Pacific International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Creating a New Motorcycle Seat Design with Sorbothane Insert using MSCQ, QFD and 3D Modelling to Reduce Motorcycle Riding Discomfort and Vibration Exposure

Noe Enriquez, Ryan Neil Trencio, Ian Charl Nico Tubban & Venusmar Quevedo
Publisher: IEOM Society International
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Track: Human Factors and Ergonomics

This study is intended to design a motorcycle seat with sorbothane insert using the MSCQ, QFD, and historical anthropometric data, to strategically reduce overall vibration exposure and motorcycle riding discomfort of riders. The researchers collected data from commercial and non-commercial motorcyclists through the form of an online MSCQ. The data is then subjected to ANOVA and correlation analysis tests which showed that scooter and standard type motorcycles show no significant differences between their vibration damping and discomfort reducing properties. Sorbothane, together with the properties as studied through the MSCQ analysis are then used in the QFD-HOQ model where the functional requirements are set for the new motorcycle seat design where local, historical anthropometric data was also considered. In the end visual and observational comparisons between current motorcycle seat designs and the new design were put to light in reference to the objectives of this study. 


Keywords – Motorcycle Seat Design, MSCQ, Quality Function Deployment, Motorcycle Riding Discomfort, Vibration Exposure, Ergonomics


Published in: 3rd Asia Pacific International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Publisher: IEOM Society International
Date of Conference: September 13-15, 2022

ISBN: 978-1-7923-9162-0
ISSN/E-ISSN: 2169-8767