|Document ID (ISN)||64062|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Gr÷nqvist R., Hirvonen M., Tuusa A.
||Slipperiness of the shoe-floor interface - Comparison of objective and subjective assessments
||Aug. 1993, Vol.24, No.4, p.258-262. Illus. 10 ref.
||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.
||slippery floors; slipperiness testing; safety shoes
||subjective assessment; comparative study; evaluation of technique; friction
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)
||Foot and leg protection