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Load carrying behavior: passengers and other people

MOJ Applied Bionics and Biomechanics
Wlodzimierz S Erdmann  

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Carrying loads is an everyday behavior. This includes travel. Passengers use different containers to carry loads. These containers are held at hands in front of the body, put on shoulders or on head, keep at the side of the body, held on straps of a bag or backpack. Several people lift a luggage in a wrong manner. They lean their body over a load while having straightened lower extremities. From the biomechanical point of view holding a load on the head gives proper impact on the whole body. Laying down a load on a shoulder is better than holding a load in front of the trunk or holding in hand at the side of the trunk. The latter gives the highest amount of the gravitational moment of force which should be equalized by muscles activity. Using a backpack is the best idea of transporting a load. People should be taught at schools, during studies how to handle a load.


load, human body, biomechanics, passengers