Capture of stability and coordination indicators in virtual training scenarios for the prevention of slip, trip, and fall (STF) accidents

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Weber, A, Nickel, P, Hartmann, U, Friemert, D and Karamanidis, K (2019). Capture of stability and coordination indicators in virtual training scenarios for the prevention of slip, trip, and fall (STF) accidents. in: Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics and Risk Management. Human Body and Motion Springer International Publishing. pp. 210-219
AuthorsWeber, A, Nickel, P, Hartmann, U, Friemert, D and Karamanidis, K
Abstract

© 2019, Springer Nature Switzerland AG. The aim of the project is to develop and evaluate a training environment for the prevention of falls with the help of an application in virtual reality (VR). The participants of our study walk on a treadmill with fall protection while immersing into a virtual scenario where they should cross virtual obstacles. Potential parameters reflecting the plasticity of the neuromotor system are investigated in order to search for possible learning effects and their stabilization. In addition, it will be determined how many perturbations (i.e. obstacles) are necessary to establish a learning process. The results will be used to check the experimental setup and to prepare a main study for the development of a training program that helps preventing slip, trip, and fall (STF) accidents using a VR environment. So far two pilot measurements have been completed and parameters that may indicate learning effects were calculated. Initial results do not reveal clear learning effects, however, they inform about relevant adjustments for setting up systematic investigations and provide important details about strategies for data acquisition and analysis.

Page range210-219
Year2019
Book titleDigital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics and Risk Management. Human Body and Motion
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
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ISBN9783030222154
ISSN0302-9743
Publication dates
Print01 Jan 2019
Online19 Jun 2019
Publication process dates
Accepted19 May 2019
Deposited09 May 2020
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1007/978-3-030-22216-1_16
Web address (URL)https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-22216-1_16
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