Worn region size of shoe outsole impacts human slips: Testing a mechanistic model

Kurt Beschorner, Vani H. Sundaram, Sarah L. Hemler, Arnab Chanda, Joel M. Haight & Mark S. Redfern
Shoe outsole tread wear has been shown to increase slip risk by reducing the tread’s ability to channel fluid away from the shoe-floor interface. This study establishes a connection between geometric features of the worn region size and slipping. A mechanistic pathway that describes the relationship between the worn region size and slip risk is assessed. Specifically, it is hypothesized that an increased worn region size leads to an increase in under-shoe fluid pressure, which...
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