Israel Shoe Technologies Help People Avoid Falls – Abigail Klein Leichman
(dailyalert.org, Mar. 28, 2014)
Biomechanical engineer Yonatan Manor noticed as his father aged and began to fall frequently. With electronic engineer partners Abraham Stamper and Aharon Shapiro, Manor dug the heel out of a sneaker and installed a sensor-driven motorized mechanism that can drive the shoe backward in a controlled and gentle manner to prevent falling. People who tried shoes from B-Shoe Technologies said they felt it improved their balance.
The Step of Mind company makes Re-Step high-tech shoes used by physical therapists to train cerebral palsy (CP) patients, stroke and brain injury patients how to walk. (Israel21c)