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A comparison of floor surfaces for injury prevention in care settings: impact forces and horizontal pulling force required to move wheeled equipment

Keenan, B. E., Hallas, K., Drahota, A. K. and Evans, S. L. 2020. A comparison of floor surfaces for injury prevention in care settings: impact forces and horizontal pulling force required to move wheeled equipment. Osteoporosis International 10.1007/s00198-020-05520-y
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Abstract

Shock-absorbing flooring is one potential solution to prevent fall-related injuries. No standards exist to characterize shock-absorbing healthcare flooring. This study explores two mechanical tests for impact force reduction and horizontal force required to move wheeled objects. An appropriately designed rubber underlay can reduce peak impact by 25% compared with 1% with standard vinyl.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: In Press
Schools: Engineering
Publisher: Springer Verlag (Germany)
ISSN: 0937-941X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 15 July 2020
Date of Acceptance: 20 June 2020
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2020 13:21
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/133313

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