For educational purposes Peter Vink made a video on ‘priorities in the cabin interior based on scientific research’.

Scientific research shows what the priorities are if you want to improve the aircraft interior. This video is a summary of this research. In improving the cabin interior the seat and noise are important elements. The priorities in the cabin interior are is based on the following studies published in the literature. The most important one is: Vink, P., Vledder, G., Song, Y., Herbig, B., Reichherzer, A. S., & Mansfield, N. (2022). Aircraft interior and seat design: priorities based on passengers’ opinions. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 9(1), 3.
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Other references

– Anjani, S., Song, Y., Hou, T., Ruiter, I. A., & Vink, P. (2021). The effect of 17-inch-wide and 18-inch-wide airplane passenger seats on comfort. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 82, 103097.

– Bouwens, J., Fasulo, L., Hiemstra-van Mastrigt, S., Schultheis, U. W., Naddeo, A., & Vink, P. (2021). Being in control of noise levels improves the perception of airplane seat comfort. Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors.

– Bouwens, J., Hiemstra-van Mastrigt, S., & Vink, P. (2018). Ranking of human senses in relation to different in-flight activities contributing to the comfort experience of airplane passengers. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 5(2), 9.

– Fiorillo, I., Song, Y., Vink, P., & Naddeo, A. (2021). Designing a shaped seat-pan cushion to improve postural (dis) comfort reducing pressure distribution and increasing contact area at the interface. Proceedings of the Design Society, 1, 1113-1122.

– Vink, P., & Lips, D. (2017). Sensitivity of the human back and buttocks: The missing link in comfort seat design. Applied ergonomics, 58, 287-292. – Wegner, M. B. (2020). Seat Comfort Objectification: A new approach to objectify the seat comfort (Doctoral dissertation, Delft University of Technology).

– Yao, X., He, Y., Hessenberger, N., Song, Y., & Vink, P. (2021). Use pressure data below seat cushions to evaluate comfort. In 3rd International Comfort Congress 2021.

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