Effects of Backpack Carriage on Gait and Posture-Design Studies
Carrying heavy loads is known to cause a change in the gait. This study examines the gait pattern in subjects carrying backpack of 15% of their body weight while walking on a force platform. Relationship between gait and synchronous beats was explored by conducting experiments where the subjects walked to synchronized beats while carrying load to see the impact of rhythm in reducing the effect of load on gait parameters (stride length) and eventually making them symmetric.
KeywordsBackpack School children Gait Posture Symmetry Auditory beats
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