A novel model for the optimization of load carriage ergonomics

Amir Hadid*, Gal Gozes, Avihai Atoon, Amit Gefen, Yoram Epstein

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Soldiers, recreational backpackers, and students are often required to carry their own equipment using backpacks. Shoulder strain is one of the limiting factors of load carriage, due to higher sensitivity for pressure hot spots, and susceptibility to short-term injuries such as soft tissue damage and trapped nerves or obstruction of blood vessels. However, to date, no optimized system is available for heavy load carriage, and the considerations for schoolchildren and students are more fashion-weighted than ergonomics or comfort-weighted.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Bioengineering
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Bioengineering
ISSN (Print)2195-271X
ISSN (Electronic)2195-2728


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