International Conference on Slips, Trips, and Falls Sendai 2022






Schedule (program overview)

Time table of STF Sendai 2022: This schedule is subject to change.

July 22 (Fri.), 2022 

9:00 Opening Remarks 0:00 17:00 20:00
9:20 Plenary Lecture  1 0:20 17:20 20:20
10:00 Plenary Lecture  2 1:00 18:00 21:00
10:40 Break      
10:50 Technical Session (I) 1:50 18:50 21:50
11:50 Lunch 2:50 19:50 22:50
13:20 Technical Session (II) 4:20 21:20 0:20
14:20 Break      
14:30 Technical Session (III) 5:30 22:30 1:30
15:30 Break      
15:40 Technical Session (IV) 6:40 23:40 2:40
16:40 Break      
16:50-17:50 Technical Session (V) 7:50-8:50 0:50-1:50 3:50-4:50

July 23 (Sat.), 2022

9:00 Plenary Lecture  3 0:00 17:00 20:00
9:40 Plenary Lecture  4 0:40 17:40 20:40
10:20 Break      
10:30 Technical Session (VI) 1:30 18:30 21:30
11:30 Lunch/Lab tour (onsite) 2:30 19:30 22:30
14:00 Technical Session (VII) 5:00 22:00 1:00
15:00 Break      
15:10 Technical Session (VIII) 6:10 23:10 2:10
16:10 Break      
16:20 Technical Session (IX) 7:20 0:20 3:20
17:20-17:35 Closing Remarks 8:20-8:35 1:20-1:35 4:20-4:35

Technical Program

This program is provisional and is subject to change. The duration of each oral presentation is 12 minutes including Q&A

July 22 (Fri.), 2022

10:50-11:50 Technical Session (I) Architectural Design 
Chair: Richard Bowman (Intertile Research Pty Ltd, Australia)
S1-1 Stairs ramps and tactile surfaces. Aspects of inclusive design
Stephen C Thorpe1, Rob W Shaw2, Richard Bowman3
1. Olver & Rawden, 2. Rob Shaw (TFG) Associates Ltd. (UK), 3. Intertile Research
Fall prevention in the bathroom: understanding and informing public perception of grab bars for safer bathing
Iris Claire Levine1, Emily C King2,3, Alison C Novak1,4,5
1. KITE Research Institute-University Health Network, 2. Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, 3. VHA Home HealthCare, 4. Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto, 5. Faculty Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto
S1-3 Risk points for falls and other risks setting in building information modeling from the design phase
Naotaka Kikkawa1, Nobutaka Hiraoka1, Hiroki Takahashi1, Katsutoshi Ohdo1
1. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan
S1-4 Measuring friction between forefoot and step risers/nosings as a method of ranking their characteristics for  snagging—during stairway ascent by people with ambulatory disability
Rodney A. Hunter1
1. Hunarch Consulting
S1-5 New countermeasure for prevention of serious falling accidents under the construction works on the low-rise housing
Yasumichi Hino1
1. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan

13:20-14:20 Technical Session (II) Gait & Balance Control (I)
Chair: Yoshiyuki Kobayashi (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)
S2-1 Neuro-musculoskeletal model for bipedal locomotion with a lower limb amputation
Daisuke Ichimura1, Genki Hisano1,2,3, Hiroto Murata1,4, Hiroaki Hobara1
1. National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 2. Research Fellow of Japan          
Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), 3. Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4. Tokyo University of Science
S2-2 Relationship between fast backward walking and balance evaluation
Teerapapa Luecha1, Ping Yeap Loh1, Satoshi Muraki1
1. Kyushu University
S2-3 Relationship between clinical stream scores and MTC-based gait features in post-stroke patients
Nusrat Sadia Khan1, M Tarik Arafat2, Catherine Said3, Lisa James1, Soheil Bajelan1, Rezaul Begg1
1. Institute for Health and Sport, Victoria University, 2. Department of Biomedical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), 3. Physiotherapy departments of Austin Health and Western  Health, Australian Institute of Musculoskeletal Science and Melbourne School of Health Sciences, University of Melbourne
S2-4 Dynamic stability during obstacle crossing in children aged 2–5 years: A pilot study
Kohei Yoshimoto1, Hiroki Mani2, Takaki Kurogi3, Takumi Aiko3, Yuto Urano3, Masahiro Shinya1
1. Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hiroshima University, 2. Faculty of Welfare and Health Science, Oita University, 3. Graduate School of Welfare and Health Science, Oita University
S2-5 Kinetic and electromiographic analysis during and after gait perturbations
Konstantinos Gianikellis1, Miguel Rodal1, Santiago Gómez-Paniagua1, María José González-Becerra1
1. BioErgon Research Group, University of Extremadura

14:30-15:30 Technical Session (III) Slip resistance: Footwear & 
                     Wearable device

Chair: Kei Shibata (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan)
S3-1 The effectiveness of five-star GRIP-rated slip-resistant footwear at preventing workplace slips among healthcare workers in Great Britain
Gillian Frost1, Mark Liddle1, Sarah Cockayne2, Caroline Fairhurst2, Rachel Cunningham-Burley2, Michael Zand3
Heather Iles-Smith4, David Torgerson2
1. Health and Safety Executive, Science Division, HSE Science and Research Centre, 2. York Trials Unit, University of York, 3. Health and Safety Executive, Science Division, 4. Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
S3-2 Experimental method to quantify the planar distribution of slip resistance contribution for shoes
Toshiaki Nishi1
1. ASICS Corporation
S3-3 Effect of end-face corner radius of shoe-sole tread block on slip resistance
Arata Ishizako1, Masaki Tomosada1, Takeshi Yamaguchi1
1. Tohoku University
S3-4 Measurement of the friction coefficient between shoe sole and icy surface using a sole sensor system
Takeshi Yamaguchi1,2, Yuya Takahashi1, Yoshihiro Sasaki3
1. Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, 2. Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, Tohoku University, 3. Research Institute for Electromagnetic Materials
S3-5 Evaluation of a wearable slip detection system during real-world use in winter conditions
Tilak Dutta1,2, Davood Dadkhah1,2
1. KITE Research Institute, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute –University Health Network, 2. University of Toronto

15:40-16:40 Technical Session (IV) Slip resistance: Tribometer &

Chair: Takeshi Yamaguchi (Tohoku University, Japan)
S4-1 Validation of a low-weight portable friction-testing device to measure in situ shoe-floor friction
Kurt E Beschorner1, Arnab Chanda2, Brian E Moyer3, Alexander Reasinger3, Sarah C Griffin1, Isaiah Johnston1
1. University of Pittsburgh, 2. India Institute of Technology Delhi, 3. XRDS Systems, LLC
S4-2 Publication of EN 16165 - background, advantages and application possibilities
Christoph Wetzel1
1. Berufsgenossenschaft Handel und Warenlogistik
S4-3 Study of precision data of the pendulum test in spain
Juan Queipo de Llano1, Elena Frías-López1
1. Instituto de Ciencias de la Construcción Eduardo Torroja - CSIC

S4-4 Socially responsible slip resistance standardisation: factoring in public expectations of sustainability and life cycle performance
Richard Bowman1
1. Intertile Research
S4-5 The pendulum slip resistance rest using slider 55
S Hall2, K Palmer3, I Roberts3, B Powers4Stephen C Thorpe1
1. Olver & Rawden, 2. Lucideon Ltd, 3. Knightcott Surface Solutions, 4. Munro Instruments

16:50-17:50 Technical Session (V) Slip resistance: Floor & Surface

Chair: Toshiaki Nishi (ASICS Corporation, Japan)
S5-1 Ergonomic flooring design for health care settings
Mike Minett1
1. Polyflor
S5-2 Risk of slipping: standards development using the power of meta-analysis via an evidence-based epidemiological approach
Carl Strautins1
1. Safe Environments Pty Limited
S5-3 Slip and fall risk assessment of ablution floors in mosques from three major cities in the United Arab Emirates
In-Ju Kim1Omar Hassan Omar1
1. University of Sharjah
S5-4 The quest to report the surface texture characteristics of slip resistance test specimens
Richard Bowman1, Marcel Engels2, Gonzalo Silva3
1. Intertile Research, 2. Forschungsinstitut für Glas | Keramik (FGK), 3. Instituto de Technologia Ceramica (ITC)
S5-5 Pendulum friction testing of patterned 3D-profiled bathing surfaces: challenges, tools, and techniques
John P Leffler1, James E Flynn2, Thurmon E Lockhart3
1. Forcon International, 2. J2 Engineering, Inc., 3. Arizona State University

July 23 (Sat.), 2022

10:30-11:30 Technical Session (VI)  Gait & Balance Control (II)
Chair: Atsushi Sugama (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan)
S6-1 Margin of stability (MoS) based prediction of balance and fall after introducing external slip stimulations
Yicheng Zhang1, Koki Honda1, Ayato Kanada1, Motoji Yamamoto1, Yasutaka Nakashima1
1. Kyushu University
S6-2 Relation between perception of slipperiness and frictional property when walking on wooden floors while wearing socks
Satoshi Shibata1, Hiroki Nakashima1, Yoshihiro Yomogida1, Arata Ishizako2, Takeshi Yamaguchi2, Kazuo Hokkirigawa2
1. Kao Corporation, 2. Tohoku University
S6-3 Why is it so easy to fall in a slippery environment? Innovative walking method to prevent falls proposal of the footstep walk method. Shifting into a Copernican revolution in gait: From "forefoot load theory" to "heel load theory"
Hidetaka Senzaki1
1. Wellness Project Ltd.
S6-4 Differentiating between benign paroxysmal positional vertigo and vestibular migraine using walking stability analysis and machine learning
Tianyi Hu2,3, Qineng Shao2,3, He Wang2,3, Xuhong Sun4, Liang Tian5,6, Jing Yu5,6, Lei Zhang5,6, Jing Wang5,6, Dongyun Gu1,2,3
 1. Shanghai Key Laboratory of Orthopaedic Implants, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Shanghai Ninth People’s Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, 2. School of Biomedical Engineering and Med-X Research Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 3. Engineering Research Center of Digital Medicine and Clinical Translation, Ministry of Education of People’s Republic China, 4. Department of Neurology, Shanghai Ninth People’s Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, 5. The Eye and ENT Hospital of Fudan University, 6. National Health Commission Key Laboratory of Hearing Medicine
S6-5 Winter footwear slip resistance determined by maximum achievable angle method validated with maximum level walking speed
Yue Sophia Li1, Weiran Cheng1, Kayla Morrone1
1. KITE Research Institute, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute –University Health Network

14:00-15:00 Technical Session (VII)  Aging
Chair: Satoshi Muraki (Kyushu University, Japan)
S7-1 Situational factors of ladder overreaching in older adults
David Williams1, Kurt Beschorner1, Daina Sturnieks2,3, Stephen Lord2,3, Erika Pliner4
1. University of Pittsburgh, 2. Neuroscience Research Australia, 3. University of New South Wales, 4. University of Florida
S7-2 Relationship between hip joint power and step length in lateral stepping reaction of the elderly
Yahiko Takeuchi1, Kimiya Fujio2
1. Josai International University, Department of Physical Therapy, 2. Research Institute of National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities, Department of Rehabilitation for movement functions, Motor Control Section
S7-3 Plantar shear patterns provide prognostic information for detecting postural instability in the elderly population
Lewen Qian1, Hu Luo1, Xiang Geng2, Xin Ma2, Wenming Chen1
1. Fudan University, 2. Huashan Hospital, Fudan University
S7-4 Aging and sex-specific differences in gait characteristics: A study on Japanese elderly
Irma Nur Afiah1, Hiroki Nakashima2, Ping Yeap Loh3, Satoshi Muraki3
1. Universitas Muslim Indonesia, 2. Nagasaki University, 3. Kyushu University
S7-5 Age-related changes of intersegmental coordination in lower-limb joints during standing posture
Kimiya Fujio1, Yahiko Takeuchi2
1. Research Institute of National Rehabilitation Center for Person with Disabilities, 2.Josai International University

15:10-16:10 Technical Session (VIII)  Balance assessment
Chair: Yasutaka Nakashima (Kyushu University, Japan)
S8-1 Status analysis of the fall risk and balance assessment tool
Ye Luo1, Feng Li1, Xiaofang Huang1, Xuan Zhao1, Xinwei Huang3, Shaobai Wang1,2
1. Shanghai University of Sport, 2. Key Laboratory of Exercise and Health Sciences of Ministry of Education, 3.Duquesne University
S8-2 Investigation of postural balance and lower limb loads while squatting with various foot positions
Atsushi Sugama1, Kazuki Hiranai1, Akisue Kuramoto2, Akihiko Seo3
1. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan, 2. Tokyo Institute of Technology, 3. Tokyo Metropolitan University
S8-3 Standing-function and sensory evaluation system for fall prevention
Keisuke Shima1Mami Sakata1, Koji Shimatani2
1. Yokohama National University, 2. Prefectural University of Hiroshima
S8-4 Effects of momentary loss of hand reaction forces on postural balance during manual pushing tasks: a time-series analysis of handling and ground reaction forces
Kazuki Hiranai1, Atsushi Sugama1
1. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan
S8-5 Acute effects of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation on ankle position sense and joint force sense
Jianglong Zhan1, Bin Shen1, Changxiao Yu1, Weijie Fu1
1. Shanghai University of Sport

16:20-17:20 Technical Session (IX)  Falls in the workplace
Chair: Akihiro Ohnishi (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan)
S9-1 Look at the bigger picture - Systems thinking in occupational falls at level: case studies from the construction industry
Donna Lee1
1. Workplace Health and Safety Queensland
S9-2 Who has roles and responsibilities in providing safe access and movement at work? There are more than you may think
Donna Lee1
1. Workplace Health and Safety Queensland
S9-3 The required coefficient of friction during roof to ladder transitions
Sarah C Griffin1, David D Williams1, Kurt E Beschorner1
1. University of Pittsburgh
S9-4 Evaluation of Friction Perception by Simple Foot Rubbing
Kei Shibata1, Akihiro Ohnishi1
1. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan
S9-5 Preventing slips, trips, and falls –The importance of good data
Rob Shaw1
1. Rob Shaw (TFG) Associates Ltd