Pressure mapping on bicycle saddle
Improving saddle ergonomics in cycling with pliance® pressure mapping
As a cyclist, you know ergonomics on the bike can make a huge difference in performance and overall enjoyment of the sport. A poor saddle or posture can lead to discomfort, pain, and even injury. That’s why it’s crucial to optimize saddle shape and adjust the rider‘s bike to make sure he/she is riding in a way that’s safe and comfortable. It’s important to note that avoiding high pressure peaks in the perineal area is not just a matter of comfort and performance. It’s also crucial for the health of both male and female cyclists. High pressure in this area can lead to a number of issues, including prostate cancer, bicyclist’s vulva, erectile dysfunction, numbness, and pain.
How do you know if the saddle is really optimized for the rider?
That’s where the pliance® pressure measurement system comes in. By measuring the dynamic pressure distribution on the bike saddle with high accuracy, you can get a detailed understanding of how the body interacts with the bike and make adjustments to ensure a perfect fit. Not only can this improve comfort and reduce the risk of injury, but it can also enhance the rider‘s performance on the bike.
How can the pliance® system be used to improve ergonomics?
Using the pliance® sensor mat is easy. Simply place the mat on the bike saddle, connect via bluetooth® to a pc and start riding. The mat will measure the pressure distribution and provide you with real-time data. You can use this data to make adjustments to the bike fit or to choose a saddle that’s better suited for body type and riding style. As a product developer you can use the data to develop groundbreaking solutions for bicycle saddles.
Benefits of pliance® for bike fitters and product developers:
The pliance® system is based on highly accurate and reliable capacitive sensors that provide detailed data on pressure distribution while riding. It’s made from soft and flexible materials that conform to your body, providing a comfortable and accurate measurement. The mat measures pressure in real-time and provides data on peak pressure, average pressure, and pressure distribution over time. This data can be used to make adjustments to bike fit or to choose a saddle that’s better suited for the individual anatomy and riding position. Plus, the mat is easy to use and can be used by anyone, from bike fitters to professional cyclists to product developers.
Overall, the pliance® sensor mat is a game-changer for anyone who wants to optimize their ergonomics and performance on the bike or to prevent health issues. It’s a must-have tool for bike fitters and cyclists of all levels, as well as product developers. Try it out for yourself and see the difference it can make in your riding experience!