The effect of backpack load on the gait of normal adolescent girls.

@article{Chow2005TheEO,
  title={The effect of backpack load on the gait of normal adolescent girls.},
  author={Daniel H. K. Chow and Monica L Y Kwok and Alexander C K Au-Yang and Andrew D. Holmes and Jack C. Y. Cheng and Fiona Y D Yao and M S Wong},
  journal={Ergonomics},
  year={2005},
  volume={48 6},
  pages={642-56}
}
Concerns regarding the effects of load carriage have led to recommendations that backpacks be limited to 10?-?15% of body weight, based on significant changes in physical performance. However, gait responses to backpack loads are not entirely consistent and there is a particular lack of data regarding load-bearing gait in adolescent females. Gait patterns of 22 normal adolescent girls were recorded at backpack loads of 0, 7.5, 10.0, 12.5 and 15.0% body weight. Temporal-distance, ground reaction… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 37 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…