publication . Article . 2016

Effects of thigh holster use on kinematics and kinetics of active duty police officers

Larsen, Louise B.; Tranberg, Roy; Ramstrand, Nerrolyn;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Department of Orthopaedics, Institute of Clinical Sciences, University of Gothenburg, PO Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden
Abstract
Background: Body armour, duty belts and belt mounted holsters are standard equipment used by the Swedish police and have been shown to affect performance of police specific tasks, to decrease mobility and to potentially influence back pain. This study aimed to investigate the effects on gait kinematics and kinetics associated with use of an alternate load carriage system incorporating a thigh holster. Methods: Kinematic, kinetic and temporospatial data were collected using three dimensional gait analysis. Walking tests were conducted with nineteen active duty police officers under three different load carriage conditions: a) body armour and duty belt, b) load be...
Subjects
free text keywords: Gait analysis, Kinematics, Kinetics, Load carriage, Police, Thigh holster, Armor, Enzyme kinetics, Effect on gaits, Gait kinematics, Police officers, Specific tasks, Standard equipments, Testing conditions, Law enforcement, Orthopaedics, Ortopedi
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