This project was rather focussed on research and user evaluation than design. It was a collaboration with the company Vaude during a summerschool organised by A4See (Alliance for Sport Engineering Education).
The goal was to analyse saddle pressure with different cycling shorts (different pad structures) and under different conditions. A pressure mat was used on a stationary bike, as well as on a race and mountain bike. Large (perceived) discomfort differences were found among male and female subjects. An important design conclusion was to focus on particular seat pads depending on the discipline and gender.