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Hur, Pilwon; Rosengren, Karl S.; Horn, Gavin P.; Smith, Denise L.; Hsiao-Wecksler, Elizabeth T. (Journal of Ergonomics, 2013-09-15)We investigated the effects of wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), design of PPE (Standard vs.Enhanced), and fatigue during a simulated firefighting activity on the functional balance of firefighters. We defined ...
Horn, Gavin P.; Kesler, Richard M.; Hsiao-Wecksler, Elizabeth T.; Motl, Robert W.; Rosengren, Karl S.; Fernhall, Bo (Illinois Fire Service Institute, University of Illinois, 2015)Here we presented a report for the Fire Service documenting an examination of the effect of SCBA and firefighting induced fatigue on firefighters’ gait, balance, and safety of movement. More detailed, peer-reviewed ...
Physiological response to firefighting activities of various work cycles using extended duration and prototype SCBA Kesler, Richard M.; Ensari, Ipek; Bollaert, Rachel E.; Motl, Robert W.; Hsiao-Wecksler, Elizabeth T.; Rosengren, Karl S.; Fernhall, Bo; Smith, Denise L.; Horn, Gavin P. (Ergonomics, 2017-08-29)Firefighters’ self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) protects the respiratory system during firefighting but increases the physiological burden. Extended duration SCBA (>30 min) have increased air supply, potentially ...