Accession Number : ADA617177


Title :   Locomotion With Loads: Practical Techniques for Predicting Performance Outcomes


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 15 Apr 2014-14 Apr 2015


Corporate Author : SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIV DALLAS TX


Personal Author(s) : Weyand, Peter


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a617177.pdf


Report Date : May 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 21


Abstract : Here, load carriage interventions for walking energy expenditure and running speed have been designed to: 1) advance existing models and 2) contribute needed data to the broader effort to develop load-carriage decision-aid tools for modern soldiers. We hypothesize first that our height, weight (including load), speed, and grade algorithms proposed will allow walking metabolic rates to be predicted to within 6.0 and 12.0% in laboratory and field settings, respectively. We hypothesize second that the speed-load carriage algorithms will allow load-induced decrements in all-out sprint running speeds to be predicted to within 6.0% in both laboratory and field settings. Respective load-carriage algorithms for walking energy expenditure and running speed will be developed and tested (Technical Objectives 1.0 and 2.0) in the laboratory and the field.


Descriptors :   *LOADING(HANDLING) , *LOCOMOTION , *METABOLISM , *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , BODY WEIGHT , ENERGY CONSUMPTION , FIELD CONDITIONS , KINEMATICS , LABORATORY TESTS , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION , OXYGEN CONSUMPTION , STRENGTH(PHYSIOLOGY) , STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY) , TOLERANCES(PHYSIOLOGY) , WALKING


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Stress Physiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE