MitiGatortm Seat Testing

Laboratory Testing of Hi-Impact Technology

SEAS maintains a fully equipped laboratory for in-house impact and environmental testing. Our primary drop test device is capable of testing items up to 1000 pounds and 200 Gs.

Hi-Impact Technology Test Results:

A typical boat seat transmits most all of the energy that the boat experiences to the seat occupant. As shown above the boat (red) and the ATD manikin see about the same level of Gs (5G).
A boat equipped with a Sea Systems Hi-Impact Seat transmits only about 20% of the energy that the boat experiences to the seat occupant. As shown above the boat (red) shows 10G and the ATD manikin only shows 2 Gs.

MitiGator Deck Mat Testing:

Pressure Mapping

A pressure mapping system is a flat piece of material with sensors that measure pressures. It was designed for researchers in order to make determinations about comfort, pressure ulcers or product differences. Pressure mapping uses sophisticated hardware and software.

Most pressure mapping systems are computer based. The numbers on the screen correspond with a pressure reading. Blues are low pressures and reds are high pressures. The pressure mapping system measures uniaxial pressure (vertical or straight down) and does not measure shear forces.