Self-balancing shoe aims to prevent elderly users from falling

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It is an unfortunate fact of ageing that bodies become less responsive, but, as we’ve seen with various innovations such as a wearable that alerts carers when vulnerable patients wander away, assistive technology can help prevents accidents before they happen, which is exactly the thinking behind the B-Shoe. The B-Shoe is a connected shoe designed to help prevent falls in the elderly, a phenomenon that unfortunately leads to many deaths every year and puts an enormous financial burden on healthcare systems. Everyone has a natural reflex that detects when they’re imbalanced while walking and corrects the stance back into balanced…

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