Accession Number : ADA370123
Title : Body Estimation and Physical Performance: Estimation of Lifting and Carrying from Fat-Free Mass.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun-30 Sep 98
Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
Personal Author(s) : Hodgdon, J A ; Beckett, M B
Report Date : 30 Oct 1998
Pagination or Media Count : 22
Abstract : The Services, have, for 16 years, used body composition as the basis for weight control policy. There is a familiarity with the concepts and notions of the nature of body composition within the Services. Body composition variables, specifically fat-free mass and fat mass have been shown to be related to materials handling performances. It is the purpose of this report to determine these relationships, and suggest ways in which they might be used for safe, field deployable methods for estimation of materials handling performance. It appears that fat-free mass can be used to estimate ability to perform manual materials handling tasks. In the case of lifting, logistic models can be used to determine acceptable levels of fat-free mass for specific tasks: lifting heights and weights. In the case of carrying tasks, simplifying principles need to be developed before predictive models can be developed.
Descriptors : *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , *HUMAN BODY , *PHYSICAL FITNESS , *FATS , DEPLOYMENT , POLICIES , PREDICTIONS , MASS , VARIABLES , WEIGHT , LOGISTICS , MANUAL OPERATION , MATERIALS HANDLING
Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE