Validation of objective based measures and development of a performance-based ranking method for load carriage systems

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Authors
  1. Bryant, J.T.
  2. Doan, J.B.
  3. Stevenson, J.M.
  4. Pelot, R.P.
  5. Reid, S.A.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Standardized objective measurements for the evaluation of load carriage include the development of a load carriage simulator, a stiffness tester, and a suspension system characteristics tester. In addition, human-based methods have been developed by which the performance of load carriage systems undergoing evaluation in standardized military activities can be assessed. The purpose of this paper is to summarize three studies that examine the correlation between these objective and human-based measures. In the first study, face validation was undertaken by comparing the outcome of measurements made in pack-based systems using a simple biomechanical model. In the second study, a direct comparison of objective measures to human based measures in a cohort of military volunteers was undertaken. In a final study, a ranking method was explored as a way of characterizing military carriage systems.
Keywords
Performance based ranking
Report Number
DCIEM-SL-2000-130;RTO-MP-056 — Scientific Literature
Date of publication
31 Dec 2000
Number of Pages
15
DSTKIM No
CA011745
CANDIS No
516304
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Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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