Effect of compliant flooring on impact force during falls on the hip.

@article{Laing2006EffectOC,
  title={Effect of compliant flooring on impact force during falls on the hip.},
  author={Andrew C. Laing and Iman Tootoonchi and Paul A. Hulme and Stephen N. Robinovitch},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={24 7},
  pages={1405-11}
}
Compliant flooring represents a promising but understudied strategy for reducing impact force and hip fracture risk due to falls in high-risk environments such as nursing homes, hospitals, gymnasiums, and senior centers. We conducted "pelvis release experiments" with young women (n=15) to determine whether floor stiffness influences peak hip impact force during safe, low-height falls. During the trials, we used a pelvic sling and electromagnet to lift and instantly release the participant from… CONTINUE READING

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