Feasibility of a Biomechanically-Assistive Garment to Reduce Low Back Loading during Leaning and Lifting.


The purpose of this study was: (i) to design and fabricate a biomechanically-assistive garment which was sufficiently lightweight and low-profile to be worn underneath, or as, clothing, and then (ii) to perform human subject testing to assess the ability of the garment to offload the low back muscles during leaning and lifting.