Gait and posture responses to backpack load

Mohamed A. Sayari, Amur Al Yahmedi, Neila Masmoudi

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The role played by the trunk in gait is relatively unexplored in the literature. Considering that the upper body makes up two third of the body weight and to look at its role as being purely passive is a puzzling hypothesis. This paper investigates the postural strategies to adapt to walking with a backpack load. The aim of the current work is to explore the possibility of using simple models to study the role played by the upper body during specific tasks (in the present reported work walking up an inclined surface with a backpack).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics 2015, Multibody Dynamics 2015
PublisherInternational Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9788494424403
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2015 ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics, Multibody Dynamics 2015 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Jun 29 2015Jul 2 2015


Other2015 ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics, Multibody Dynamics 2015


  • Gait analysis
  • Optimization
  • Torso

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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