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Effects of Backpack Carriage on Gait and Posture-Design Studies

  • Sonal Atreya
  • Deepak Joshi
  • Sneh Anand
  • U. Singh
  • Rahul Ribeiro
Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE, volume 31)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Backpack School children Gait Posture Symmetry Auditory beats 

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© International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sonal Atreya
    • 1
    • 2
  • Deepak Joshi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sneh Anand
    • 1
    • 2
  • U. Singh
    • 3
  • Rahul Ribeiro
    • 4
  1. 1.Centre for Biomedical EngineeringIndian Institute of TechnologyDelhiIndia
  2. 2.Biomedical Engineering UnitAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  4. 4.Department of Mechanical EngineeringIndian Institute of TechnologyDelhiIndia

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