Registrations for Qualicer 2024 slip resistance sessions

Richard Bowman has curated a flash slip resistance flash session at  Qualicer 2024, the 18th World Congress on Ceramic Tile Quality. This will be held from 9.15 to 10.30 (CET) on 5 March 2024.

You can register at Instead of transferring 800€ (the complete online attendee fee), simply transfer 25€ (for the flash session). If you would also like access to the slip resistance presentations on 6 March, please transfer 50€. This will include a special invited presentation. The first paper is a continuation of the wear resistance theme, which provides a perfect lead-in to Dori Muñoz’ presentation.

Slip resistance session presentations:

11:30 -12:00 (CET)


  1. Demarch(1)(2), A. Waterkemper (1)(2), D. Pasini(1)(2), L. Rosso(1)(2), J. Menegon (1)(2), S. Ruzza (2), E. Angioletto (1), O. R. Klegues (1), A.M. Bernardin(1) (Brazil) (1) PPGCEM – UNESC. (2) Eliane Ceramic Tiles.

12:00 -12:30


  1. Muñoz, G. Silva, R. Domínguez, A. Salvador, P. Velasco (Spain) ITC – AICE, Universitat Jaume I.

12:30 -13:00


  1. Davidson (U.S.A.) Tile Council of North America.

13:00 – 14:00 FEATURED SESSION


  1. Beschorner, Associate Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh (U.S.A.)
  2. Pastewka, Professor for Simulation in the Department of Microsystems Engineering at the University of Freiburg (Germany)

A Fall on Stairs: Improving Safety through Augmented Reality

Join the Slips, Trips and Falls Technical Committee for an insightful webinar on enhancing stair safety with augmented reality.

🌈 Discover how an augmented reality system, developed by Professor Miura and his team, utilizes holographic lenses and visual illusions to enhance foot clearance on stairs.

🌐 Learn about the experimental evaluation of the system’s accuracy, model fitting for stripe thickness, and the significant improvement in foot clearance observed during and after system usage.

🏆 Presenter: Professor Satoshi Miura from the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Professor Miura is the winner of the Challenging Research Award (Tokyo Tech, 2022), Young Investigation Excellence Award (Robotics Society of Japan, 2022), Ono Azusa Memorial Award (Waseda University, 2016).

Flyer information here.

🖥️Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

📧 For more information, contact Sophia Yue Li,

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore cutting-edge research in stair safety and augmented reality with Professor Satoshi Miura!

Join us at the Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association 2024!

Dear colleagues,

I hope this message finds you well. As we continue our collective efforts to enhance safety and well-being in the realm of Slips, Trips, and Falls Prevention, I am excited to bring to your attention an excellent opportunity to contribute to the international discourse on this topic.

The 22nd Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA2024) is scheduled to take place from August 25 to 29, 2024, on the picturesque Jeju Island in Korea. The overarching theme for this congress is “Better Life Ergonomics for Future Humans,” with a focus on exploring how emerging technologies can elevate the quality of human life in various aspects, including work and leisure activities.

Given our expertise in Slips, Trips, and Falls, I strongly encourage each of you to consider submitting proposals for presentations that align with our committee’s insights and advancements. This congress presents a unique platform to showcase our collective knowledge and contribute to the broader conversation on improving safety and well-being through ergonomics.

Key Dates to Remember:

Nov 1, 2023, to Feb 29, 2024: Proposal Submission Period

Mar 15, 2024: Proposal Acceptance Notifications

This is an excellent opportunity for us to not only share our experiences but also to learn from international colleagues and gain insights into cutting-edge developments in the field. The congress program will include dedicated sessions related to the overarching theme, but it will also cover a broad spectrum of traditional and emerging Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) topics, providing a comprehensive platform for diverse discussions.

Your participation and contributions will undoubtedly enrich the congress and elevate the profile of our committee on the global stage. Please consider submitting proposals or special sessions that reflect the innovative work we are collectively undertaking in the domain of Slips, Trips, and Falls Prevention.

If you have any questions or require assistance in preparing your submissions, please feel free to reach out Takeshi or Sophia. Let’s seize this opportunity to showcase the impactful work we are doing within our committee.

Thank you for your attention, and I look forward to your active participation in making IEA2024 a resounding success.

Best regards,

Sophia Li and Takeshi Yamaguchi,

Co-chairs of Slips, Trips, and Falls Technical Committee

Ontario Region Durham East: Wintertime Slip, Trip, & Fall Prevention

Join Us for a Vital Event on Wintertime Safety:


Ontario Region Durham East: Wintertime Slip, Trip, & Fall Prevention

Powered by the KITE Research Institute – University Health Network

Endorsed by The Slips Trips and Falls Technical Committee of the International Ergonomics Association


Date: October 23, 2023

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm ET

In-Person Location: KITE/UHN, 550 University Ave. Toronto, ON

Online location: Register to receive the meeting link

Cost: FREE


Dear members of the STF Committee,

We are thrilled to invite you to the Ontario Region Durham East: Wintertime Slip, Trip, & Fall Prevention event, a crucial gathering powered by the esteemed The KITE Research Institute at the University Health Network (KITE-UHN). This event has also received the esteemed endorsement of The Slips Trips and Falls Technical Committee of the International Ergonomics Association.

Why Attend?

Join us on October 23rd, 2023, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT, as we explore the critical elements of Wintertime Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention with two distinguished subject matter experts:

  • Dr. Sophia Li (KITE-UHN)
  • Dr. Ruth Barclay (University of Manitoba)

This hybrid meeting will take place at the renowned KITE-UHN. KITE is at the forefront of research into the slip-resistance properties of winter footwear through its Rate My Treads Program.

What’s in Store:

Expert Insights: Gain invaluable knowledge from leading experts in the field.

Networking Breakfast: In-person attendees can build connections over a networking breakfast.

Research Lab Tour: In-person attendees get an exclusive look at KITE’s cutting-edge research facilities.

Registration is Open:

Don’t miss your chance to enhance your expertise and contribute to the vital discussion of wintertime safety. Whether you prefer to join us in person or online, this event is designed to empower you with the tools needed to prevent slips, trips, and falls during the winter months.

We encourage you to share this invitation with your network to help spread awareness of this essential event.

Stay safe and join us in the quest for wintertime safety excellence!

Warm regards,

Sophia Li

Co-Chair, Slips Trips and Falls Technical Committee of the International Ergonomics Association


Presentation videos presented at STF Sendai 2022

The following presentation videos presented at STF 2022 Sendai have been uploaded.

Title: Stairs Ramps and Tactile Surfaces. Aspects of Inclusive Design
Presenting author:Stephen C Thorpe (Olver & Rawden)

Title: Socially responsible slip resistance standardisation: factoring in public expectations of sustainability and life cycle performance
Presenting author: Richard Bowman (Intertile Research Pty Ltd.)

Presenting author: Mike Minett (Polyflor Ltd.)

Title: The quest to report the surface texture characteristics of slip resistance test specimens
Presenting author: Richard Bowman (Intertile Research Pty Ltd.)

Title: Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls – The Importance of Good Data
Presenting author: Rob Shaw (Rob Shaw (TFG) Associates Ltd.)

STF2023 Registration and call for abstracts are now open!

Dear Colleagues,

Registration and call for abstracts are now open!

The International Conference on Slips, Trips, and Falls (STF) will be held in Toronto, Canada, on June 1-2, 2023. The conference will take place in a hybrid format (on-site and online attendance).

This conference aims to bring together experts from North America and around the world to share research excellence, industrial advances and policy innovations in slip/trip/fall-related injury prevention. This conference is expecting to draw delegates from a wide variety of safety-related sectors, including risk and safety managers, architects and designers, planners and facilities managers, ergonomists and forensics experts, footwear or flooring manufacturers, policymakers, standards committee members, other safety and healthcare professionals, researchers, and engineering.

We welcome you to submit abstracts for presentation at this conference. Abstracts will be accepted as “Individual (oral) presentations” OR as “Extended discussions/panel presentations”. The abstract template and further information are available on the conference website (

Important dates

  • Jan 15th 2023–Abstracts deadline
  • Mar 1st 2023–Notification of decision
  • May 15th 2023–Last day for change of registration or cancellation with a refund
  • May 31st–Registration Close

Early Bird Registration is available to the first 75 registrants only

Please feel free to share this information with your colleagues.

If you have questions, please get in touch with Sophia at or Alison at


The STF 2023 Organizing Committee