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Maintaining balance on a moving bus: The importance of three-peak steps whilst climbing stairs

Xenia Karekla and Nick Tyler

Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 2018, vol. 116, issue C, 339-349

Abstract: In a previous work of the authors, the impact of bus acceleration in level walking was presented. However, climbing stairs is physically more challenging than level walking and results in a high number of falls, hence substantial medical costs. Understanding the impact of a dynamic environment, such as that of a bus, on people’s gait whilst walking on stairs, would enable the reduction, or even the elimination of balance-loss falls.

Keywords: Dynamic environment; Bus acceleration; Gait analysis; Stair climbing; Step type; Three-peak steps (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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