The influence of footwear sole hardness on slip initiation in young adults

Yi-Ju Tsai, Christopher Powers

研究成果: Conference contribution

摘要

Introduction: Based on mechanical testing, harder soled shoes have been shown to provide less slip resistance than softer soled shoes. Whether or not wearing shoes with a hard sole leads to increased slip probability has not been examined. Methods: Forty healthy adults participated. Each was randomized into a hard (N=20) or a soft sole shoe group (N=20). Subjects were tested under both non-slippery (high-pressure laminate) and slippery floor conditions (dry Teflon). A fall arresting harness was used for all trials. Slip events during the slippery floor trials were documented using a motion analysis system. Slip probability was compared between conditions using a Chi-square test. Results: The proportion of slip events in the hard sole group (35%) was statistically greater than the proportion of slip events in the soft sole group (0%; X2 = 8.485, P = 0.008). Conclusions: The results of this study demonstrate that slip probability is influenced by sole hardness, which suggest that shoe sole hardness should be considered when designing footwear aimed at decreasing slip risk.

原文English
主出版物標題Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 50th Annual Meeting, HFES 2006
頁面2306-2310
頁數5
出版狀態Published - 2006
事件50th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2006 - San Francisco, CA, United States
持續時間: 2006 十月 162006 十月 20

Other

Other50th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2006
國家United States
城市San Francisco, CA
期間06-10-1606-10-20

指紋

Hardness
Mechanical testing
Polytetrafluoroethylenes
Laminates
Motion analysis

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

引用此文

Tsai, Y-J., & Powers, C. (2006). The influence of footwear sole hardness on slip initiation in young adults. 於 Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 50th Annual Meeting, HFES 2006 (頁 2306-2310)
Tsai, Yi-Ju ; Powers, Christopher. / The influence of footwear sole hardness on slip initiation in young adults. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 50th Annual Meeting, HFES 2006. 2006. 頁 2306-2310
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