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dc.contributor.authorLenton, Gavin
dc.contributor.authorAisbett, Brad
dc.contributor.authorNeesham-Smith, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorCarvajal, Alvaro
dc.contributor.authorNetto, Kevin
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-19T03:18:37Z
dc.date.available2017-06-19T03:18:37Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0014-0139
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00140139.2015.1092589
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/101648
dc.description.abstractMusculoskeletal injuries are reported as burdening the military. An identified risk factor for injury is carrying heavy loads; however, soldiers are also required to wear their load as body armour. To investigate the effects of body armour on trunk and hip kinematics during military-specific manual handling tasks, 16 males completed 3 tasks while wearing each of 4 body armour conditions plus a control. Three-dimensional motion analysis captured and quantified all kinematic data. Average trunk flexion for the weightiest armour type was higher compared with control during the carry component of the ammunition box lift (p < 0.001) and sandbag lift tasks (p < 0.001). Trunk rotation ROM was lower for all armour types compared with control during the ammunition box place component (p < 0.001). The altered kinematics with body armour occurred independent of armour design. In order to optimise armour design, manufacturers need to work with end-users to explore how armour configurations interact with range of personal and situational factors in operationally relevant environments.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom806
dc.relation.ispartofpageto812
dc.relation.ispartofissue6
dc.relation.ispartofjournalErgonomics
dc.relation.ispartofvolume59
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSports science and exercise
dc.subject.fieldofresearchDesign
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEngineering design
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4207
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3303
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode401001
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode52
dc.titleThe effects of military body armour on trunk and hip kinematics during performance of manual handling tasks
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Allied Health Sciences
gro.rights.copyright© 2015 Taylor & Francis. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Ergonomics on 03 Nov 2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00140139.2015.1092589
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gro.griffith.authorLenton, Gavin


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