Evaluation of book backpack load during walking.

@article{Wang2001EvaluationOB,
  title={Evaluation of book backpack load during walking.},
  author={Yong Tai Wang and David D. Pascoe and Willem W Weimar},
  journal={Ergonomics},
  year={2001},
  volume={44 9},
  pages={858-69}
}
This investigation evaluated accumulated mean and peak impact forces per stride and per metre associated with two book backpack loads and two cadences during single and double support phases of walking. Thirty college participants randomly performed three trials while either walking a self-selected cadence or fixed cadence without (empty pack) or with a load (15% body mass) carried in a bookbag. The fixed cadence (55.5 steps/min) was regulated by a metronome. A computerized Kistler force… CONTINUE READING

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