Analysis Of The Effects Of Carrying a Backpack On The Angles Of The Hip And Knee During Gait

Pablo E Andrade, Juan Diego Orellana Calle, Manuel Pesantez, Diego Roman Cabrera Mendieta

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Abstract

In this article, an analysis was conducted concerning how the angles of the hip and knee were affected when the test subject walked carrying a backpack weighing 0%, 10%, 15%and 20% of their respective body weight. The study was conducted with ten people of both male and female gender. To obtain significant results, a correlation technique was used tocompare the angles obtained during the walk due to the hip and knee joints and walking pattern of each subject. It was found that loads exceeding 10% of the subject’s body weight produced significant alterations in the angles, which led to increased physical exertion especially in the lower knee joints. These effects were further perceptible by exposing the subject to testing afteran exercise session.
Translated title of the contributionAnálisis de los efectos del porte de mochila en los ángulos de la cadera y la rodilla durante la marcha
Original languageEnglish (US)
DOIs
StatePublished - 30 Jun 2016
Event2015 CHILEAN Conference on Electrical, Electronics Engineering, Information and Communication Technologies (CHILECON 2015) - CL
Duration: 28 Oct 201530 Oct 2015
https://www.proceedings.com/29372.html

Conference

Conference2015 CHILEAN Conference on Electrical, Electronics Engineering, Information and Communication Technologies (CHILECON 2015)
Period28/10/1530/10/15
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Keywords

  • Backpack
  • Correlation
  • Gait analysis

CACES Knowledge Areas

  • 519A Therapy and Rehabilitation

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