Comparison of the effects of backpack loading and of walking speed on foot-floor contact patterns.

@article{Charteris1998ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the effects of backpack loading and of walking speed on foot-floor contact patterns.},
  author={J. Charteris},
  journal={Ergonomics},
  year={1998},
  volume={41 12},
  pages={
          1792-809
        }
}
Load-bearing over variable distances at diverse speeds constitutes a major component of manual materials handling activities that persist as ergonomic concerns even in the most technologically advanced societies. The mechanisms of slipping and tripping relate in part to the way pedal segments approach or leave the walking surface. To demonstrate the kinematic effects of load and speed, as measured underfoot, i.e. at the worker-substrate interface, 45 young adult males traversed a 40 m walkway… CONTINUE READING

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