Where to Carry Kids? A Comparison of Women and Men during Walking looks at the effects of carrying an infant or toddler on an adult’s walking pattern, body temperature and caloric use as well as how these changes differ by sex, size strength and other anatomical characteristics. Using a toddler-sized model and a small group of women and men, this study compares side-or hip-carrying with shoulder-carrying. During its second year, the study will expand to include a small model, more subjects and different carrying positions.
Marcie Myers, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology\
Melvina Kpanquoi ’11, Biology
Anna Myhre ’12, Psychology & Biology
Laura Stearns ’11, Foods and Nutrition Science
Kelsey Boeff ’11, Biology
Cara Wall-Scheffler, Seattle Pacific University
This study is funded by a Small-scale 3M Collaborative Student-Faculty Research Grant.
Where to Carry Kids? A Comparison of Women and Men during Walking