Solving the global problem of falls with smart fall prevention shoes, intended primarily for the elderly.
Falling is the leading cause of death among the elderly population aged 65 and older. This is a common phenomenon that intensifies with age.
Falling levies a heavy price, both economically and socially. The consequences linked to falls of adults amount to about $75 billion per year in the US alone.
20% of hospitalizations of elderly people are as a result of falling, while about 40% of the hospitalized patients will not return to independent functioning afterwards, and about 25% of the patients will die during the first year after hospitalization.
This problem is becoming more and more common over the years, in light of the aging of the human population.
B-Shoe has developed a mechanism which is integrated into the sole of any walking shoe. The mechanism monitors the center of gravity of the person wearing the shoe, and the system of engines moves the shoes so that the wearer adjusts their position to stabilize the center of gravity. B-Shoe’s team of world-class Orthopedic Surgeons, Neurologists, Scientists and Engineers specializes in human bio-mechanics and balance disorder, to guarantee original, effective and practical solutions.