Fall Prevention and Protection

Fall Prevention and Protection

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This book covers a wealth of knowledge from experts and informed stakeholders on the best ways to understand, prevent, and control fall-related risk exposures. Featured are subjects on: (1) a public health view of fall problems and strategic goals; (2) the sciences behind human falls and injury risk; (3) research on slips, trips and falls; (4) practical applications of prevention and protection tools and methods in industrial sectors and home/communities; (5) fall incident investigation and reconstruction; and (6) knowledge gaps, emerging issues, and recommendations for fall protection research and fall mitigation.Biomechanical analysis has also been used to evaluate the effectiveness of mechanical patient handling systems. In an evaluation of liftassist systems, Keir and MacDonell (2007) found that erector spinae, latissimus dorsi, and trapezius muscle activity was lower during the use of the ceiling lift than during the use of the floor lift. Silvia et al. (2002) performed a biomechanical analysis of a manual patient transfer using a sling suspension lift (similar to a a€œHoyera€ lift) and a novel systemanbsp;...


Title:Fall Prevention and Protection
Author: Hongwei Hsiao, PhD
Publisher:CRC Press - 2016-11-03
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