Walk With Path uses wearable devices to reduce fall risks
An insole and shoes from Walk With Path can help users feel the ground better. The Path Feel insole provides active feedback and the Path Finder shoe gives visual cues for the user to follow that helps with foot movement and gait.
Path Feel is made for people who have a sensory deficit in the bottoms of their feet and uses tactile cues through the sense of touch to enhance sensory perception of the environment. Ideally, the insole could be used for people who have had an injury or people who have diseases like diabetes, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. The insole also collect data about the user and gives them a better understanding of the disease on a personal level.
Path Finder is designed for people who have Parkinson’s disease and have Freezing of Gait. These users often feel like their feet become glued to the floor in an instant. The Path Finder uses a small device that can be attached to a user’s own shoe, giving visual cues.
The products are not yet commercially available, but Walk With Path is exhibiting at the Wearable Technology Show 2017.
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