Association of subjective ratings of slipperiness to heel displacement following contact with the floor.

@article{DiDomenico2007AssociationOS,
  title={Association of subjective ratings of slipperiness to heel displacement following contact with the floor.},
  author={Angela Terese DiDomenico and Raymond W. McGorry and Chien-Chi Chang},
  journal={Applied ergonomics},
  year={2007},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={533-9}
}
Falls precipitated by slipping are listed among the leading causes of occupational injuries. Several factors may influence the risk of slips and falls, including perception of surface conditions. The current research examined the relationship between perceptions of slipperiness and slip distance at heel strike. The investigation compared objective and subjective measures for 31 participants ranging in age from 19 to 67 years old. Subjective slipperiness ratings for several floor surface and… CONTINUE READING