Formula 1 Gets Comfortable With 3D Scanning Technology

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A pilot project has successfully revolutionised the way Formula 1 racing seats can be designed using biomechanics technology, in an effort to improve a driver’s comfort and performance. Williams Racing engineers have partnered with experts from the UK’s University of Portsmouth on a study to develop a more detailed understanding of how a driver physically fits in a car. The goal was to support race seat construction and improve fit ergonomics.

Period26 Jan 2023

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  • TitleFormula 1 Gets Comfortable With 3D Scanning Technology
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionResearchers from the University’s School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science have introduced scientific methods to the process and created a digital ‘avatar’ of Williams driver Nicholas Latifi to simulate his seated position. They did this by building a musculoskeletal model using 3D scanning in computer aided design (CAD) software.
    PersonsChris Mills, Emma Neupert