January 23, 2014
An Israeli company is crowdfunding a "smart shoe", which they say will actually prevent falls. The B-shoe (for balancing shoe) is an interesting twist on the concept: Many times, when inventors talk about fall prevention, they're really talking about gait analysis algorithms that will help keep elderly people and their caretakers informed when they become more likely to fall. The B-shoe, on the...
November 27, 2013
The University of California at Los Angeles Wireless Health Institute has teamed up with smart cane startup Isowalk to create a sensor-laden cane that could be used to predict falls or help speed up recovery for injured athletes.
CEO Ron Goldberg began developing the Isowalk cane in 2010, and launched an Indiegogo campaign this past summer. Although the Indiegogo campaign included a paragraph...