Safety on stairs: Influence of a tread edge highlighter and its position

Abstract

BACKGROUND Falls sustained when descending stairs are the leading cause of accidental death in older adults. Highly visible edge highlighters/friction strips (often set back from the tread edge) are sometimes used to improve stair safety, but there is no evidence for the usefulness of either. OBJECTIVE To determine whether an edge highlighter and its… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.exger.2014.04.009

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