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Boots and Bifocals: How the things we use affect our balance and risk of falling

Thursday, January 17, 2013 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"Boots and Bifocals: How the things we use affect our balance and risk of falling" Kurt Beschorner, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Dr. Beschomer's Research Interests

  • Whole-body Biomechanics
  • Tribology
  • Ergonomics
  • Prevention of Slips, Trips and Falls Accidents
  • Slip Resistant Shoe and Floor Designs
  • Prevention of Falls in Older Adults

Selected Journal PublicationsKurt E. Beschorner, PhD

  • K.E. Beschorner, M.R. Lovell, C.F. Higgs III, M.S. Redfern, 2008, Modeling mixed-lubrication of a shoe-floor interface applied to a pin-on-disk apparatus, Tribology Transactions, accepted February 5, 2009, in press.
  • K.E. Beschorner, M.R. Lovell, C.F. Higgs III, 2009, Solutions of Reynolds equation in polar coordinates applicable to non-symmetric entrainment velocities, Journal of Tribology 131 (3), 034501.
  • K.E. Beschorner, R.C. Cham, 2008, Impact of joint torques on heel acceleration at heel contact, a contributor to slips and falls. Ergonomics 51 (12), 1799-1813.
  • K.E. Beschorner, M.S. Redfern, W.L. Porter, R.E. Debski, 2007, Effects of slip testing parameters on measured coefficient of friction. Applied Ergonomics 38 (6), 773-80.

 

 


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Mike Pavol
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Mike.Pavol at oregonstate.edu
School of Biological and Population Health Sciences
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