Optimal fall indicators for slip induced falls on a cross-slope

DOMONE, Sarah, LAWRENCE, Daniel, HELLER, Ben, HENDRA, Tim, MAWSON, Sue and WHEAT, Jonathan (2016). Optimal fall indicators for slip induced falls on a cross-slope. Ergonomics. (In Press)

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Abstract: Slip induced falls are among the most common cause of major occupational injuries in the UK as well as being a major public health concern in the elderly population. This study aimed to determine the optimal fall indicators for fall detection models which could be used to reduce the detrimental consequences of falls. A total of 264 kinematic variables covering three dimensional full body model translation and rotational measures were analysed during normal walking, successful recovery from slips and falls on a cross-slope. Large effect sizes were found for three kinematic variables which were able to distinguish falls from normal walking and successful recovery. Further work should consider other types of daily living activities as results show that the optimal kinematic fall indicators can vary considerably between movement types.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Sports Engineering Research
Identification Number: 10.1080/00140139.2015.1132013
Depositing User: Carole Harris
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2016 14:30
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2016 21:15
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/10912

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