• A Backpack Minimizing the Vertical Acceleration of the Load Improves the Economy of Human Walking

    9 days ago - By EMBS

    Loaded walking with a rucksack results in both gravitational and inertial forces of the load that must be borne by human carriers. The inertial force may be the source of metabolic burden and musculoskeletal injuries. This paper presents a lightweight backpack with a disturbance observer-based acceleration control to minimize the inertial force.
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