Current strategy is going down sideways holding the railing, but a collapsed knee could defeat that.
If I take a header, seems like the best outcome would be a quick death... but the most likely outcome would be long term disability.
That being said....
Is anybody familiar with assistive devices to mitigate the risk?
A mini-elevator seems like overkill to me - and also a space-eating PITA.
Ascending, no problem... worst case a bruised knee or something.
I'm starting to think in terms of some kind of quick-on-quick-off harness attached to a spool whose speed of unwinding is governed.
You put slip the harness on around the chest, start going down the stairs, start to take a header, and the inertial brake on the spool kicks in reducing the header to something more like a straight-down fall on to one's butt or knees.
Anybody been here?