The ergonomics design of the military backpack for Indonesian national soldiers using virtual environment model

Erlinda Muslim, Boy Nurtjahyo Moch, Bagus Anugrah Ramadhan Muhammad Rasyad, Pito Ananda Risya

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Abstract

This research studies the ergonomic aspect of military backpack design using virtual environment model. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the actual design of military backpack and determine the most ergonomic configuration which concerns on width of the backpack, height of the backpack, and maximum load that can be lifted by a soldier who was based on anthropometry Indonesian national army soldiers. Actual postures of military personnel are being observed and reconstructed on virtual environment using Jack software task analysis toolkits which are Low Back Analysis, Ovako Working Posture Analysis, and Rapid Upper Limb Assessment. The results of the research are the length and width of an ergonomic military backpack with the maximum weight that can be carried by a soldier-based anthropometry Indonesian national army soldiers.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012108
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Volume508
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019
Event1st Tarumanagara International Conference on the Applications of Technology and Engineering, TICATE 2018 - Jakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 22 Nov 201823 Nov 2018

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