How does this tool help me?
Physicians recommend the safe backpack weight should not exceed 15% of the body weight both in adults and children on their shoulders and backs. Not following the safe backpack weight can pose a threat to postural integrity leading to related pain syndromes and problems which may influence the growth, development and maintenance of alignment of the body. Using this tool makes it easy to tell if you are carrying a backpack that falls within safe weight limits.
Note: The results you receive from this tool are not intended to be a substitute for individual medical advice in diagnosing a health/lifestyle problem. They are provided to give you an estimate of results based on professionally accepted formulae and algorithms.