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: