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Maine Dept. of Labor estimates:
Ice related falls are 6 times more common than ladders, buildings, and structures
Ice accidents leads to 25,000 days of lost work time
$2.3 million costs each year to Maine state employees
Current ways to minimize slippage:
Special footwear with built in traction – costly
Additional Traction devices (e.g. Crampons) – messy and inconvenient to use
The method providing the traction for the device needs to be engaged and disengaged with the opposite foot or the floor
By having it always available and easily engaged, it makes the choice between convenience and safety unnecessary
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|3||Ban Lan||Banl1@uci.edu||Safety Manager|
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Mechanical Aid for Traction on Ice- Week 10December 4, 2016
Mechanical Aid for Traction on Ice- Week 9November 27, 2016
Mechanical Aid for Traction on Ice- Week 8November 21, 2016
Mechanical Aid for Traction on Ice- Week 7November 13, 2016
Name: Huining Wang
Name: Ban Lan
Name: Chih-l Chang
Name: Guohao Liu
Initial Project Information
Field of Interest
Materials, Mechanics of Materials, Mechanism Development
The challenge is to design a traction device that is secured to the footwear once and left on. The method providing the traction for the device needs to be engaged and disengaged with the opposite foot or the floor. See full description below.
Maximum Number of Students
Senior status. Students will take 2 units for F, W, S unless otherwise accepted by advisor.
Potential patent opportunity and taking product to market for students.
Slips and falls on ice can occur anywhere and to anyone. It can happen while walking to school, carrying groceries to the car, or even just walking to the mailbox to pick up mail. Injuries can range from minor sprains to fractures and concussions. Common ways to minimize the chance of slipping and falling is to use more caution, wear footwear with good traction, and to use traction devices, like crampons.