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Diana Marie M. Bulatao, Precious Mae V. Carolino, Aizel Cate S. Equipaje, Cristine Jin DS. Estrada, Paolo Adrian D. Papa, & Edison A. Roxas
Overloaded backpacks have been shown to be associated with the tendency of having back, neck, shoulder pains, posture problems and even musculoskeletal disorders. A design for a backpack system is presented that will alleviate these negative effects. The backpack system is equipped with sensors and microprocessors that will alert the user when the load exceeds his maximum weight bearing capacity. The system will automatically obtain the anthropometric measurements of the user and determine from these data the acceptable load, which has been suggested to be 10 to 15% of the user’s body weight.
Keywords: backpack load, intelligent system, maximum weight bearing capacity
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