The effect of load mass and its placement on postural sway.

@article{Rugelj2011TheEO,
  title={The effect of load mass and its placement on postural sway.},
  author={Darja Rugelj and France Sevsek},
  journal={Applied ergonomics},
  year={2011},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={
          860-6
        }
}
  • Darja Rugelj, France Sevsek
  • Published in Applied ergonomics 2011
  • Engineering, Medicine
  • The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of increasing load on postural sway in two different carrying positions: backpack and waist jacket. Potential differences between males and females were additionally evaluated. 60 young college students participated in this study, and were assigned to backpack and waist jacket groups. The loads in both groups were 12, 21 and 30 kg. Stabilometry was used to assess the amount of postural sway. The medio-lateral and antero-posterior mean… CONTINUE READING

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