Effects of Aging on the Biomechanics of Slips and Falls

  title={Effects of Aging on the Biomechanics of Slips and Falls},
  author={Thurmon E. Lockhart and James L. Smith and Jeffrey C. Woldstad},
  journal={Human factors},
  volume={47 4},
Although much has been learned in recent decades about the deterioration of muscular strength, gait adaptations, and sensory degradation among older adults, little is known about how these intrinsic changes affect biomechanical parameters associated with slip-induced fall accidents. In general, the objective of this laboratory study was to investigate the process of initiation, detection, and recovery of inadvertent slips and falls. We examined the initiation of and recovery from foot slips… CONTINUE READING
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