3D Motion Analysis of Firefighters’ Turnout Gear

This project investigated the incremental impact of wearing turnout gear, boots and a self-contained breathing apparatus

on firefighters’ lower body movement, gait pattern body balance and foot function.

In-shoe plantar pressure sensors and 3D motion capture system were used for data analysis.


Park, H., Trejo, H., Miles, M., Bauer, A., Kim, S., and Stull, J. (2015, inpress), Impact of Firefighters’ turnout gear on Lower Body Range of Motion, International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology. (Impact factor: 0.333). 27(3). (Expected publication: March 2015)