Effect of an on-hip load-carrying belt on physiological and perceptual responses during bimanual anterior load carriage.

@article{Gao2016EffectOA,
  title={Effect of an on-hip load-carrying belt on physiological and perceptual responses during bimanual anterior load carriage.},
  author={Zhen Gao and Shiwen Sun and Ravindra S. Goonetilleke and Daniel Hung-Kay Chow},
  journal={Applied ergonomics},
  year={2016},
  volume={55},
  pages={133-137}
}
Manual load carriage continues to be a major contributor of musculoskeletal injury. This study investigates the physiological and subjective effects of an on-hip load-carrying belt (HLCB) during bimanual anterior load carriage. Fifteen healthy male participants walked on a level ground treadmill at 4.5 km/h for 5 min carrying 5, 10 and 15 kg loads with hands and arms in front of the body, with and without using the HLCB (WD and ND). Heart rate, normalized oxygen uptake, minute ventilation and… CONTINUE READING