GAIT ANALYSIS ACCORDING TO LOADS OF %BW WITH SCUBA DIVING APPARATUS

  • J-Y Lee
  • C-C Ryew
  • G-S Lee
  • J-H Kim
Keywords: scuba diving, gait, optimal load

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to present available materials for optimal load of %BW related with underwater activity according to increase of loads of %BW during locomotion in SCUBA diving. A subject participated in the experiment was a skilled male in SCUBA diving(experienced about 1,000 times) and the gaits in every loads of %BW were cinematographed by two cameras for 3D analysis in gymnasium. The results obtained from analysis were as follows; There was significant difference in all variables by elapsing phase-by–phase during gaiting equipped with various loads of %BW and the particularly significant difference was classified into two categories between lighter load of %BW(Load of 0%BW-10%BW) and heavier load(load of 25%BW-40%BW). Therefore the optimal load of %BW moveable easily in rough diving field with SCUBA apparatus was proved to be load of 20-25%BW.