Biomechanic Assessment of Impact of  Wearing Ballistic Body Armor & Load Carriage

This project investigated the impact of weight magnitude and weight distribution of ballistic body armor and military load carriage system on lower body movement, gait pattern, leg muscle function, foot comfort and musculoskeletal injury risks.

3D motion capture system, surface Electromyography sensors and plantar pressure sensor technologies were used for biomechanic experiments and analysis.

Park, H., Branson, D., Petrova, A., Peksoz, S., Jacobson, B., Warren, A., Goad, C., & Kamenidis, P. (2013),

               Impact of Ballistic Body Armour and Load Carriage on Walking Patterns and Perceived Comfort, Ergonomics

               (Impact factor: 1.674). 56(7), 1167-1179.

Park, H., Branson, D., Petrova, A., Peksoz, S., Warren, A., Jacobson, B., Goad, C., & Kamenidis, P.

               (Accepted), Effects of Body Armor and Load Carriage on Lower Limb Joint Movement, Journal of Human Performance

               in Extreme Environments.DOI:

Park, H., Nolli, G., Branson, D., Peksoz, S., Petrova, A., & Goad, C. (2011). Impact of Wearing Body Armor on Lower Body Movement,

               Clothing and Textile Research Journal (Impact factor: 0.33), 29(3), 232- 247.