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Published on Oct 22, 2013
B-Shoe is a smart fall prevention shoe that could potentially save lives! One out of three people age 65 and over falls, often resulting in injuries and even death. Such falls also dramatically reduce quality of life and confidence and require extensive/expensive rehabilitation. People usually regain balance by moving a leg backward ("backward step"), thus increasing the base of support. However, due to deterioration of balance functions and reflexes in the elderly, the backward step is taken too late, too slow and inaccurately, which leads to a fall. These are some scary facts for anyone with elderly relatives or anyone nearing the age of 65. B-Shoe developed a cutting edge solution, integrated into a standard shoe, which replaces the need for a backward step.