A great video of how distractions can interrupt balance at Slip Simulator™ training at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York. Notice the slip starts in conjunction with stepping on the broken sidewalk accessory and at the start of the distraction. Also notice how much fun the training is! Check out their site showing the Industrial […]
This is a great podcast talking all about how the Slip Simulator™ came about and why everyone loves the training. The safety legend Todd Conklin interviewed Industrial Biodynamics Master Trainer, Jim Kleinsteuber. In addition to training hundreds of people for Industrial Biodynamics, Jim has trained thousands at Los Alamos National Laboratories, one of the early adopters […]
Fortune Magazine highlighted the development and impact of implementing Slip Simulator™ and Egress Training System™ technology at UPS’ training center. This article highlights the original research conducted by Industrial Biodynamics member Dr. Thurmon Lockhart and how this new kinetic learning approach was successfully implemented at UPS. Check out the article here.
A 2012 study from Los Alamos National Labs followed employees trained on their Slip Simulator™, those who just observed the training, and those who did not receive training. The study found that employees trained saw about a 70% reduction in slips, trips and falls, the employees who observed saw about a 30% reduction, and no significant […]
A nice article talking about how the Slip Simulator™ technology came out of the Grado Industrial and Systems Engineering Department out of Virginia Tech with Industrial Biodynamics member Dr. Thurmon Lockhart (now at Arizona State University). It also has some interesting pictures of the first generation system developed by Dr. Lockhart for UPS.
Here is an interesting video showing the origins of the Slip Simulator™ technology in Dr. Lockhart’s lab at Virginia Tech. It shows the original “moving floor” as well as the very first Slip Simulator™. While the technology has improved significantly since these humble beginnings, the fundamentals of adjusting human balance behavior remain intact.