What is the Effect of Backpack Load Placement on Physiological & Self-reported Measures of Exertion?

Research Paper Title The effect of backpack load placement on physiological and self-reported measures of exertion. Background Backpacks are the most popular way of carrying additional weight; however, it puts the body under physical stress and may cause discomfort. It may also increase oxygen demand and energy cost. Manipulation of load placement may relieve the… Read More

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What are the Physiology & Biomechanics of Load Carriage Performance?

Research Paper Title The Physiology and Biomechanics of Load Carriage Performance. Background The weight that soldiers are required to carry in training and in combat has continually increased over the years. Changes in load carried or pace of activity will alter the physiological and biomechanical stress associated with the activity. Whether it is part of… Read More

What are the Effects of Load Carriage on Physiological Determinants in Adventure Racers?

Research Paper Title Effects of load carriage on physiological determinants in adventure racers. Background Adventure racing athletes need run carrying loads during the race. A better understanding of how different loads influence physiological determinants in adventure racers could provide useful insights to gauge training interventions to improve running performance. Methods The researchers compare the maximum… Read More

Historical, Physiological, Biomechanical, and Medical Aspects of Soldier Load Carriage

Research Paper Title Soldier load carriage: historical, physiological, biomechanical, and medical aspects. Abstract This study reviews historical and biomedical aspects of soldier load carriage. Before the 18th century, foot soldiers seldom carried more than 15 kg while on the march, but loads have progressively risen since then. This load increase is presumably due to the… Read More

What Physiological Factors Influence Cognitive Performance in Military Personnel?

Research Paper Title Physiological Factors Which Influence Cognitive Performance in Military Personnel. Background Maintenance of cognitive and task performance is important under several scenarios, none more so than in a military context. Personnel are prepared for and trained to tolerate many of the stressors they encounter; however, consideration of stressors typically extends only as far… Read More

Soldiers & Physiological Monitoring

Research Paper Title Military applications of soldier physiological monitoring. Abstract Wearable physiological status monitoring is part of modern precision medicine that permits predictions about an individual’s health and performance from their real-time physiological status (RT-PSM) instead of relying on population-based predictions informed by estimated human, mission, and environmental/ambient conditions. RT-PSM systems have useful military applications… Read More

What is the Relationship between Physiological Parameter Changes & Severe Heatstroke Induced by 5-km Armed Cross-Country Training?

Research Paper Title Relationship between physiological parameters changes and severe heatstroke induced by 5-km armed cross-country training. Background The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between physiological parameters changes and severe heatstroke induced by 5-km armed cross-country training. Methods A total of 521 male officers and soldiers from a special team who… Read More