Biomechanics and performance of slip resistant soles for personal and work footwear

The overall goal of this research project is to get a better understanding of what leads to footwear slipping, so as to contribute to the reduction of slip injuries, in three ways: a) by investigating how intrinsic sole design parameters (compound material properties and sole tread shape, width or depth) affect the available coefficient of friction at the footwear-ground interface, both in the first milliseconds of a slip and during slipping; b) by measuring the effect of extrinsic slip parameters (presence of fluids or particles, ground characteristics, or gait patterns of the wearer) on the