SoleSound: Portable footwear for gait analysis
Unmet Medical Need: Fall related injuries generated $34 billion direct medical costs in 2013. Rehabilitation is rarely complete, often resulting in loss of independence, nursing home admittance, or death. 50% of the 12million elderly who fall every year do not have a history of falls.
Envisioned Healthcare Product: A state-of-the-art wearable technology for gait analysis to provide quantitative report on fall risk. The determined fall risk will then help clinicians to determine necessity of fall prevention therapy.
Stage of Development: Testing prototype
Columbia-Coulter Funding Cycle: 2015-2016