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flat, non-slippery walking surfaces at home

HOME CONSTRUCTION WITH LEVELLED FLOORING WITHOUT UPS AND DOWNS

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Who is your idea designed for and how does it enable older adults to live their best possible life by preventing falls?

Falling is not only the problem with elders and also it is common.My idea to prevent fall is constructing homes and hospitals and other public places with less number of steps in the entrance. The flooring should be as rough as possible so that the friction between the lower surface of the toe and the upper surface of the flooring should be high.

Construction of buildings

What early, lightweight experiment might you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

Cost- effective

What skills, input, or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

ALL BUILDERS HAVE TO SIT AND PLAN

How long has your idea existed?

  • 0-3 months

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  • An Individual

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I AM WORKING ON CANCER tHERANOSTICS

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Hi Michael!

Is there a certain ratio of height and width of step to prevent falls e.g. http://www.human.cornell.edu/dea/outreach/upload/Stair-Safety-2-2.pdf ?

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