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Use of walking simulations to assess the frictional requirements of slip resistant gait.

Authors
Mahboobin-A; Cham-R; Piazza-SJ
Source
Research and Practice for Fall Injury Control in the Workplace: Proceedings of International Conference on Fall Prevention and Protection. Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2012-103, 2011 Nov; :90-92
NIOSHTIC No.
20039944
Abstract
The slip simulation findings imply the need for early and appropriate active corrective responses to prevent a fall, especially in slippery environments with u < peak RCOF. This need was evident when comparing the experimental and simulated slips. In addition, the agreement between the simulation peak RCOF and the value identified in our simulations support the validity of our simulation results. A limitation to our approach is the use of a planar model rather than a three-dimensional model. More complex models will be needed to fully understand slipping behavior, as experimentally measured postural recovery responses from slips are not restricted to the sagittal plane. In summary, we feel that forward dynamic simulations may have a potential for use in occupational falls prevention research and applications.
Keywords
Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Accident-statistics; Ergonomics; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Models; Posture; Qualitative-analysis; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Statistical-analysis; Surface-properties
Contact
Arash Mahboobin, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 15261, USA
Publication Date
20111101
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2012
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-007592; B11232011
Source Name
Research and Practice for Fall Injury Control in the Workplace: Proceedings of International Conference on Fall Prevention and Protection
State
WV; PA
Performing Organization
University of Pittsburgh
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