XRDS Systems is developing two new testing devices that incorporate the latest science in biomechanics and are expected to improve industry’s ability to predict and prevent slip and fall-related accidents in the workplace as well as mitigate injuries in older adult populations.
The Shoe Tribometer for Enhanced Predictive Safety (STEPS) is a device for measuring shoe-floor coefficient of friction with the following unique attributes:
Pedigree: developed by recognized experts, STEPS represents over 40 years of slip testing experience.
Biofidelic: test parameters derived from biomechanical analysis of human slips better represent shoe-floor interface conditions, improving measurement integrity
Smart: intuitive user interface with step-by-step process guide ensures safe operation and provides real-time confirmation that test standard parameters are met
Predictive: advancing the state-of-the-art in whole shoe slip testing, STEPS can be used to categorize footwear traction and more accurately predict and mitigate slip risk