Tirthankar Chatterjee

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In Indian Army, soldiers normally carry 21.4 kg in backpack (BP), haversack, and web distributed in different parts of the body and rifle in hand. This load distribution is unequal, may involve excess energy expenditure, mostly uncomfortable, and restricts the normal movement of the hand carrying rifle. A new BP has been developed which accommodates the(More)
A group of 221 male healthy volunteers of Indian Army were the subjects of the study. The baseline parameters of skeletal health were measured during their residency at an altitude of 3542 m. These subjects were then taken to an extreme altitude (EA, 5400-6700 m) where they stayed for about 4 months. The study parameters were repeated following their(More)
BACKGROUND Gorkhas, a sub-mountainous population of the Himalayan region, are known for strength and bravery. In the present study when "Gorkha" is used without brackets, we are mentioning Gorkhas of Tibeto-Burman origin. Physical capability, strength and endurance are important components of fitness associated with genetic traits. The aim of this study was(More)
BACKGROUND Correct decision making is a critical component of cognitive performance of a soldier, which may be influenced by the load carriage and terrain conditions during their deployment in desert environment. PURPOSE The present study was aimed to investigate the effects of loads and terrain conditions on the cognitive performance in a group of twelve(More)
Indian soldiers, while guarding the mountainous border areas, often carry loads in steep uphill gradients. This activity may predispose the risk of muscle injury. The present study aimed to examine the effects of an increasing load, speed and gradient during incremental uphill treadmill walking on different muscles. Twelve infantry soldiers walked on a(More)
BACKGROUND The present study was designed to evaluate load carriage performance at extremely high altitudes with different loads and walking speeds in terms of physiological evaluation. The degree of maximum oxygen consumption changes at high altitudes was also examined. METHODS Twelve Indian Army soldiers were acclimatized at altitudes of 3,505 m and(More)
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