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Document ID (ISN)64062
CIS number 95-760
ISSN - Serial title 0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gr÷nqvist R., Hirvonen M., Tuusa A.
Title Slipperiness of the shoe-floor interface - Comparison of objective and subjective assessments
Bibliographic information Aug. 1993, Vol.24, No.4, p.258-262. Illus. 10 ref.
Abstract Four shoe types were tested by subjects walking on a smooth stainless floor contaminated with viscous glycerol. The friction utilization ratio was measured with a force platform and the sliding distance was measured and videotaped. A subjective assessment of the slipperiness of the footwear was obtained and objective friction measurements were performed with a laboratory apparatus. The friction utilization ratios obtained during the walking trials were a poor indicator for anti-slip assessments. The apparatus-based kinetic friction values, however, showed a significant correlation with subjective evaluation and sliding distances.
Descriptors (primary) slippery floors; slipperiness testing; safety shoes
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; comparative study; evaluation of technique; friction
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Foot and leg protection