Impact of joint torques on heel acceleration at heel contact, a contributor to slips and falls.

@article{Beschorner2008ImpactOJ,
  title={Impact of joint torques on heel acceleration at heel contact, a contributor to slips and falls.},
  author={Kurt E. Beschorner and Raki{\'e} Cham},
  journal={Ergonomics},
  year={2008},
  volume={51 12},
  pages={1799-813}
}
Slips/falls are a health burden in the workplace. Previous research has implied a relationship between foot dynamics at heel contact and slips/falls; however, heel acceleration has received little attention. Heel acceleration as the heel contacts the ground is the result of the combined effort of the leg joint torques to control motion of the foot. This study aims to examine the association of heel acceleration with fall risk, and explore the main joint torque determinant of heel acceleration… CONTINUE READING

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