USING FUNCTIONAL DATA ANALYSIS TO INVESTIGATE SIGNIFICANT LOAD INCREMENT

  • Azmin Rambely
  • Wan Rozita Wan Din
  • Abdul Jemain
Keywords: Smoothing, curve registration, permutation test, load carriage

Abstract

The purpose of the study is to investigate the significant load increment using Functional Data Analysis (FDA) technique during walking with load carriage activity. Ten military personnel were chosen as subject and ground reaction force data are collected. FDA method mainly B-spline basis formation, smoothing, curves registration and permutation tests were applied to analyze the GRF data. FDA proves to be one of the best methods in analyzing biomechanics data and the study shows that a 10% BW load increment is significant to Malaysian military.