What are Zero Gravity Seats?
How do Zero Gravity Seats work?
To create the most comfortable and supportive seat possible, we partnered with Tokyo's Keio University on a joint study. Working with a team at the university's Yamazaki Laboratory, we compared our seat design to the standards NASA has established for neutral body posture. This helped us to better understand seat design, and fundamentally alter our approach in order to emphasize spinal support and comfort.
The research helped us discover a natural posture that places minimal stress on bones and joints. After identifying and prioritizing 14 key pressure points in the human body, we used bespoke ergonomic shapes and foam densities to match the true curvature of the spine. From there, we developed a seat back and cushion that provided continuous support – extending from the hips and tailbone, all the way up to the chest and shoulders. When in use, these seat cushions flex at each pressure point. This allows the seat structure's ergonomic design to maximize blood flow in the lower extremities, which in turn reduces muscle loading in the legs and lower back. The result? A car seat that noticeably reduces stress and keeps the driver's energy level up, allowing for a more refreshed feeling at the end of a long drive.
Which INFINITI cars have Zero Gravity Seats?