Use of walking simulations to assess the frictional requirements of slip resistant gait.
Mahboobin-A; Cham-R; Piazza-SJ
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
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.
Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Accident-statistics; Ergonomics; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Models; Posture; Qualitative-analysis; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Statistical-analysis; Surface-properties
Arash Mahboobin, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 15261, USA
Research and Practice for Fall Injury Control in the Workplace: Proceedings of International Conference on Fall Prevention and Protection
University of Pittsburgh