Safety on stairs: influence of a tread edge highlighter and its position

FOSTER, R.J., HOTCHKISS, J., BUCKLEY, J.G. and ELLIOTT, D.B., 2014. Safety on stairs: influence of a tread edge highlighter and its position. Experimental Gerontology, 55. ISSN 0531-5565

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Falls sustained when descending stairs are the leading cause of accidental death in older adults. Highly visible edge highlighters/friction strips (often set back from the tread edge) are sometimes used to improve stair safety, but there is no evidence for the usefulness of either.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Experimental Gerontology
Creators: Foster, R.J., Hotchkiss, J., Buckley, J.G. and Elliott, D.B.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: 2014
Volume: 55
ISSN: 0531-5565
Identifiers:
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10.1016/j.exger.2014.04.009DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:28
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2016 09:10
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13456

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