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.

Publications:

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)