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Prediction of falls using robust definition of slip distance and adjusted required coefficient of friction.

Authors
Lockhart-TE; Woldstad-JC; Smith-JL; Hsiang-SM; Li-P
Source
Proceedings of the IEA 2000/HFES 2000 Congress, Vol. 4, San Diego, CA, July 30-August 4, 2000. Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2000 Jul; 4:506-509
NIOSHTIC No.
20026160
Abstract
This paper proposes a new method to identify slip distance and adjusted required coefficient friction to predict falls among different age groups. These methods were based on the fact that the dynamics of slips are altered due to the fall arresting rig (or harness) during the critical moment of slips and falls.
Keywords
Walking-surfaces; Environmental-hazards; Muscle-stress; Muscle-tissue; Age-factors; Age-groups; Surface-properties; Accident-prevention; Injury-prevention; Biomechanics; Ergonomics; Control-technology; Engineering-controls; Analytical-models; Analytical-processes
Publication Date
20000730
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Funding Amount
36500
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2000
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
0945289138
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R03-OH-003917
Source Name
Proceedings of the IEA 2000/HFES 2000 Congress, Vol. 4, San Diego, CA, July 30-August 4, 2000
State
CA; TX; OR
Performing Organization
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-3061
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