Prediction of falls using robust definition of slip distance and adjusted required coefficient of friction.
Lockhart-TE; Woldstad-JC; Smith-JL; Hsiang-SM; Li-P
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
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.
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
Proceedings of the IEA 2000/HFES 2000 Congress, Vol. 4, San Diego, CA, July 30-August 4, 2000
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-3061