Load carrying: in situ physiological responses of an infantry platoon.

Scott, P.A. and Ramabhai, Leena I. (2000) Load carrying: in situ physiological responses of an infantry platoon. Ergonomics SA : Journal of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa, 12 (1). pp. 18-24. ISSN 1010-2728

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Abstract

Morphological diversity is the source of differential stress when heavy work must be done by groups, as in the carrying of military equipment by a platoon. In this study 10 infantrymen each carried 40.5kg at the same pace over a 12km route on one day and 37% of personal body weight on another occasion. Physiological and perceptual responses indicated less stress was experienced when loads were normalised for morphological differences between the troops.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:load carrying; physiological responses; perceptual responses; morphological differences; morphological diversity; infantry; troops; platoon; differential stress
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Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Science > Human Kinetics & Ergonomics
ID Code:668
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Deposited On:10 May 2007
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