Acceptable load carriage for primary school girls

Razali, R. and Abu Osman, Noor Azuan and Shasmin, H.N. and Usman, J. and Wan Abas, Wan Abu Bakar (2005) Acceptable load carriage for primary school girls. European Journal of Scientific Research, 15 (3). pp. 396-403. ISSN 1450-216X,

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Randomized six primary school girls aged between 9 to 10 years old completed this study at the Motion Analysis Laboratory, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Malaya, Malaysia. Three different loads were used (10, 15 and 20 of their body weight) and 0 was used as control during level walking. The data obtained, both kinetics and kinematics, were analyzed using the Peak Motus® 7.2.4 software from PEAK Performance Technologies® and SPSS� version 12.0 software. The results indicated that the peak ground reaction forces increased with increasing backpack loads. The hip and knee flexion/extension increased as the loads increased. The stride length and walking speed decreased, while the cadence showed no significant difference (P>0.05). If the trunk angle is taken as the criterion to determine acceptable backpack loads for children, these loads should not exceed 10 of the children�s body weight.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Uncontrolled Keywords: Backpack, Gait, Kinetics, Kinematics, Ground Reaction Forces, Trunk.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2013 01:48
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2019 08:32

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