566 Biomechanical Perspectives on Human Walking and Slip, Trip and Fall Events

An understanding of walking can assist the safety professional in identifying situations, environments and conditions that may increase an individualís likelihood of falling. The effects of aging, distraction, footwear and other factors on gait will be discussed. Case studies will be presented illustrating how such factors may affect fall risk.

Instructor(s): Michelle F. Heller, Ph.D., P.E., Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Philadelphia, PA

Level: B I