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
Dr. Beschomer's Research Interests
Prevention of Slips, Trips and Falls Accidents
Slip Resistant Shoe and Floor Designs
Prevention of Falls in Older Adults
Selected Journal Publications
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.