Improved spinal health through innovative research into mattress design

Project dates: 03/04/2017 - 02/04/2020

Sealy Australia are working with the Spine Research Group to discover the critical factors that affect a person’s spinal comfort when lying down. The BSRG were excited to announce this three-year partnership in 2017 and gratefully acknowledge the important on-going support of Sealy.

As part of the study program, young, healthy adult volunteers are assessed to determine how their body shape, alignment and perceived comfort change when they lie in different positions on mattresses of varying stiffness.

The study outcomes will establish a new understanding of the biomechanical elements that are important indicators of lying comfort.

In supporting this study, Sealy is drawing upon world leading capabilities offered by the Spine Research Group – we are a team of experts, bringing together engineers from Medical Engineering at QUT as well as spinal orthopaedic surgeons and allied health staff at Qld Children’s Hospital.

“The BSRG aims to apply our skills to real world scenarios. This joint research project provides an exciting avenue for discovery, giving us the opportunity to contribute to an industry leader that has a mission to improve consumers’ health and well-being,” said Dr Little.

Funding / Grants

  • A collaborative research agreement with valuable research support provided by Sealy Asia-Pacific. (2017 - 2020)

Chief Investigators


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