Effect of fatigue and hypohydration on gait characteristics during treadmill exercise in the heat while wearing firefighter thermal protective clothing.

@article{Kong2010EffectOF,
  title={Effect of fatigue and hypohydration on gait characteristics during treadmill exercise in the heat while wearing firefighter thermal protective clothing.},
  author={Pui Wah Kong and Gillian Beauchamp and Joe Suyama and David P Hostler},
  journal={Gait & posture},
  year={2010},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={284-8}
}
This study compared the gait characteristics of individuals walking in heat while wearing firefighting equipment in fatigued and non-fatigued states. Nineteen subjects performed a 50-min treadmill protocol in a heated room while gait patterns were recorded using a digital video camcorder. Forty gait cycles were analyzed near the beginning (9 min) and at the end (39-49 min) of exercise. Spatio-temporal gait variables including step frequency, step length, swing time, stance time, cycle time and… CONTINUE READING

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