A comparison of two middle school backpacks with varying comfort features under an increasing load

Denise H. Bauer, Andris Freivalds

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Abstract

With an increase in schoolchildren reporting back pain, health officials are concerned over the long-term effects of carrying backpacks. One possible concern could be the type of backpack children are wearing. Two backpacks with varying comfort features were compared through a series of physiological and psychophysical measurements. It was found that there were no differences between the two backpacks and that choosing a backpack should possibly be a personal choice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication52nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2008
Pages1775-1779
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event52nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2008 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Sep 22 2008Sep 26 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume3
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Other

Other52nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2008
CountryUnited States
CityNew York, NY
Period9/22/089/26/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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    Bauer, D. H., & Freivalds, A. (2008). A comparison of two middle school backpacks with varying comfort features under an increasing load. In 52nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2008 (pp. 1775-1779). (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; Vol. 3).