posted on - 2023-04-09
Disclaimer: The information provided below is for informational purposes only and should not be considered as medical advice. Caruna Seatings is a team of engineers working with doctors to improve their own assistive mobility devices based on market demand. It’s important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional, such as a physician or a physical therapist, for accurate diagnosis, individualized advice, and appropriate treatment for any medical condition, including sciatica or other health concerns.
There have been instances where we have had customers who’ve had leg swells after long car rides or suffer from severe back pain during their rides. As this is a medical issue, we refrain from advising on physical treatments.
One cause is that their vehicle seating has not been customized to their condition. This is a common seat engineering problem, as automotive seats are designed with the general population in a country, usually 95 percentile male and 5 percentile female sizes are chosen. These numbers vary depending on which location the seat is placed inside the automobile, for ex- a front left passenger seat is designed to accommodate a larger dimension human being that a rear seat of a sedan or a hatchback. One has to note that although comfort is a subjective variable, automotive engineers have developed the subject of ergonomics to quantify comfort as much as possible. We have a database of various anthropometric dimensions based on the type of seating and limb freedoms possible.
We would like to provide information on 2 common conditions that are common in the seating industry:
Edema refers to the accumulation of excess fluid in the body’s tissues, leading to swelling and increased size of the affected area. Edema can occur in various parts of the body, including the legs, ankles, feet, arms, and hands, and may result from various causes such as injury, inflammation, poor circulation, heart or kidney conditions, and other underlying medical conditions.
Sciatica is typically caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve, often due to a herniated disc in the spine or other conditions that put pressure on the nerve. The pain associated with sciatica can be intense and may be exacerbated by prolonged sitting, especially in positions that increase pressure on the lower back and buttocks.
You may check our youtube channel for our recent installations with persons suffering from various conditions.