Heavy Backpacks Cause Back Pain

In a study done by the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, heavy backpacks and back pain were found to be closely related.

The report concluded that:

“backpack weight, measured as a percentage of body weight, was effective in predicting back pain.”

This report was one of the sources that initially made us consider the value of using a smarter locker system to improve locker use and decrease backpack weight.

If you would like to read more of the report, it is linked below:

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Click here to be linked to the Journal webpage