Saddle pressure mapping top view
Each saddle pressure mapping is about 5 sec long and each mapping is stored on the home screen, we keep track of each one by labeling it so we can see what changes are made as we narrow down the saddle shape to match the pelvic shape .
the the top view allows us to look at what is happening from the perspective of looking down on the top of the saddle, pressure is measured in millibars, we can replay the mapping and also compare it with another mapping , in this case we have the beginning saddle on the left and the final saddle on the right that we recommended ,
Saddle side view
the side view of the saddle allows us to another perspective , we can see how the weigh is distributed over the saddle , the black arrow is the center of weight
saddle rear view
This rear view of the saddle allows the perspective of seeing what is happing on the saddle from the back, among other things , it gives data on how the pelvis is loading and unloading under pedaling load
saddle view looking up from underside of the saddle
This is a fascinating view as it is from the perspective of the bottom of the saddle, it shows each individual pressure sensor in the cover and pelvic structure is interacting with the saddle , in this screen we can move the cover around on the screen to get different angles of view
saddle mapping data reports
Here we have the reports screen allowing the pressure sensor data to be looked at in the 3 quadrants, pubic bone, set bone left and set bone right , there are lot of variables that affect this data and all factors from each view need to be considered when evaluating saddle shapes
History of P.A.T
Saddle Pressure Analysis Technology (P.A.T) was developed by a German company called GeBioMized they came up with this technology in 2006 for research in the bicycle industry .
The patent-registered methods of saddle-pressure measurement have been developed in cooperation with Dr. Claus Oehler (Sport Medicine Specialist, Augsburg) and with constant improvements taking place based on studies conducted at Münster University.
The Precision Fit software we use is a very powerful program that has been customized to enhance the data from the GebioMized pressure pad to allow for more advanced views of the mapping process .
all bicycle saddle design from the 1870s to 2006 was developed off of peoples opinions and observations , some where better then others but with the introduction of Saddle Pressure Mapping the world of saddle design and fitting saddles to the individual rider has been revolutionized !