This study was conducted to determine whether the backpack's load of sixth grade elementary school students has exceeded the recommended load limit and to design an ergonomic backpack based on the ideal weight of the backpack's load. The data were obtained using anthropometry and interviews with 70 respondents of 6th grade elementary school students in Bandung. It is known that the average of backpack load has exceeded the limit based on previous research has done to 10% of the child's weight can caused musculoskeletal disorders in shoulder and back parts, so in this study a backpack was designed ergonomically based on the ideal weight of a backpack by converting 10% of the average weight of the students into the backpack capacity. The conversion result is combined with anthropometric data to determine the dimension of backpack, which is 35 x 25 x 6 cm. Backpack equipped with some additional features such as front pocket, back pads and chest straps as well as waist straps. Finally, this study showed the design of an ergonomic backpack for sixth grade elementary school students, where the capacity of the backpack is conditioned to not carry loads that exceed the ideal weight of a backpack.
|Journal||MATEC Web of Conferences|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Sept 2018|
|Event||2018 International Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Conference, IMIEC 2018 - Malang, Indonesia|
Duration: 30 Aug 2018 → 31 Aug 2018