Falls are the leading cause of injury death among those aged 65 and older, and result in direct medical costs of over $34 billion annually.
The aging baby boomer population will increase the demand for technologies that prevent them from falling and allow them to maintain an active lifestyle.
Each fall injury costs approximately $18,000.
The Surefooted Trainer consists of a platform that actuates and angles bidirectionally at a high acceleration and to induce slip and trip conditions.
This is accomplished through dynamic gait training, which is the most effective way to simulate the perturbations one encounters in the real world.
The Surefooted Trainer redefines the standard of care in fall prevention because it enables people to develop ans strengthen neuromuscular reflexes.