The submission portal for the call of papers on “Research Challenges of Slip Resistance Measurements” in Frontiers in Public Health is open.
This Research Topic is principally focused on broadening the knowledge base and developing new concepts and ideas on which improvements in the validity and reliability of slip resistance measurements might be made. To achieve this goal, this Research Topic will cover extensive themes on industry/public falls safety developments such as:
1) Engineering/tribology approach to measuring slip resistance properties;
2) Slip resistance (anti-slip) properties of floor/walkway surfaces;
3) Controls of contamination, cleaning, and maintenance;
4) The function of footwear and slip resistance shoes;
5) FEM and 2D/3D computational modelling for the interfaces amongst shoes, floors, and environments;
6) Stair falls and prevention;
7) Preventing slip, trips, and falls.
This Research Topic also welcomes papers on all other areas of falls prevention and related topics, including gait dynamics and slip resistance, biomechanics and friction controls, falls from heights, stair falls, etc.
Sophia Yue Li, PhD
Co-chair of IEA’s Slips, Trips, and Falls (STF) Technical Committee