Analysis About the Influence of Protective Equipment on the Upper Limbs’ Range of Motion

  • Chenming LiEmail author
  • Tianhao Wang
  • Yuhong Shen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 576)


In order to study the influence of protective equipment on the upper limbs’ range of motion, 40 healthy males were selected as subjects to wear short-sleeved sportswear, firefighting suits, chemical protective suits, and explosion-proof suits, respectively, so as to test the range of motion of upper limb shoulder joints, hand joints, and the wrist joint. Eight joint activity parameters were selected, and the effects of various protective equipment on the upper limb’s range of motion were analyzed by comparing the angle of motion with the short-sleeved sportswear and referring to the fast upper limb evaluation method. It was manifested through the analysis results that the explosion-proof suits have the greatest influence on the upper limb’s range of motion, and there are significant differences in the shoulder joint, elbow joint, and wrist joint. The firefighting suits have less influence on the upper limb’s range of motion, which mainly on the shoulder joints.


Range of motion Spine Biomechanics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Quartermaster Research Institute of Engineering and TechnologyBeijingChina
  2. 2.Southwest Hospital, Third Military Medical UniversityChongqingChina

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