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The effects of military body armour on trunk and hip kinematics during performance of manual handling tasks

Lenton, Gavin, Aisbett, Brad, Neesham-Smith, Daniel, Carvajal, Alvaro and Netto, Kevin 2016, The effects of military body armour on trunk and hip kinematics during performance of manual handling tasks, Ergonomics, vol. 59, no. 6, pp. 806-812, doi: 10.1080/00140139.2015.1092589.

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Title The effects of military body armour on trunk and hip kinematics during performance of manual handling tasks
Author(s) Lenton, Gavin
Aisbett, BradORCID iD for Aisbett, Brad orcid.org/0000-0001-8077-0272
Neesham-Smith, Daniel
Carvajal, Alvaro
Netto, Kevin
Journal name Ergonomics
Volume number 59
Issue number 6
Start page 806
End page 812
Total pages 7
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 1366-5847
Keyword(s) body armour
biomechanics
injury
posture
Summary Musculoskeletal 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. Practitioner Summary: Musculoskeletal injuries are reported as burdening the military and may relate to body armour wear. Body armour increased trunk flexion and reduced trunk rotation during military-specific lifting and carrying tasks. The altered kinematics may contribute to injury risk, but more research is required.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/00140139.2015.1092589
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920299 Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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