Predicting slips and falls considering required and available friction.

@article{Hanson1999PredictingSA,
  title={Predicting slips and falls considering required and available friction.},
  author={John P Hanson and Mark S. Redfern and M. Mazumdar},
  journal={Ergonomics},
  year={1999},
  volume={42 12},
  pages={1619-33}
}
This study investigated the relationship among measurements of friction, the biomechanics of gait, and actual slip and fall events. The goal was to develop a method for estimating the probability of slips and falls based on measurements of available friction and required friction. Five subjects wearing safety harnesses walked down a ramp at various angles with either a tile or carpeted surface under dry, wet or soapy conditions. Ramp angles of 0 degree, 10 degrees and 20 degrees were used to… CONTINUE READING

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