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Smart Treckers: cliff sensors, bump sensors, optical encoders! Optical Encoded, Sensory, Solar shoes prevent falls! Connecting w/ Shark Tank

Smart Treck Shoes will mobolize older adults, ensure balance, serve as an emergency device and ensure they are living life to the fullest!

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Who is your idea designed for and how does it enable older adults to live their best possible life by preventing falls?

Smart Treckers would be individually designed to keep older adults balanced and move to keep them living life to rhe fullest! These shoes would be individually molded and controlled via Artificial Intelligence like a smart car. Solar energy would keep them cost effective and older adults could feel safe and secure even hiking! The Smart Trecker technology would navigate rocks, potholes and puddles! A tracking device can be turned on to ensure safety. These shoes are cost effective and green!

Smart Treckers would be made so adults could run, walk, use steps or just feel 20 again! They would also be optimal for athletes! 

Designed to go where they go and to move like they move! Smart Trecks:  Optical Encoded, Sensory, Solar powered shoes to prevent falls and enhanced with emergency alert!What if a shoe had cliff sensors, bump sensors and optical encoders to prevent falls and aid the elderly? Designed with solar energy and enhanced with an emergency sensor? A device on the bottom could be manufatured to apply to any shoe.

What early, lightweight experiment might you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

I have been asking my community about the need and it isn’t just the elderly! I have trouble with balance at times and I'm in my forties! I use shoes designed with a special material to keep balanced and by adding Artificial Intelligence to the shoes like a Smart Car older adults will be mobilized! I have designed a prototype and patent. tened. I just applied for funding to start making these and this week found someone from Shark Tank to brainstorm more ideas to get this off the ground!

What skills, input, or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

Artificial intelligence Embedded to ensure it functions to highest potential.Smart Trecks: Optical Encoded, Sensory, Solar powered shoes to prevent falls and enhanced with emergency alert! Any AI experience would be greatly appreciated and cost effective materials that would work in a variety of climates/terrains. What if a shoe had cliff sensors, bump sensors and optical encoders to prevent falls and aid the elderly? Designed with solar energy and enhanced with an emergency sensor?

How long has your idea existed?

  • Over 1 year

This idea emerged from

  • An Individual

Tell us about your work experience:

Open Ideo Contributor- X Prize team-

How would you describe this idea while in an elevator with someone?

Do you want to be the next Apple Company Founder? Smart Trecks are the new IPHONE of 2017!

How does your idea demonstrate our Criteria of Affordability?

The cost of these would be comparable to any shoe on the market now. This will be accomodated with the choice of material that is utilized and technology that can run at an affordable price. By adding traction soles to the shoes out of rubber or another material that is adhesive and affordable, the Smart Trecks are made durable and affordable. I submitted a patent and want a design that is affordable to all seniors so a few prototypes could be utilized.

How does your idea demonstrate or plan to demonstrate scalability?

This will become a solution for a large number of people based off of production that can take place in strategic points around the globe.

How do you plan to measure the impact of your idea?

The impact of my idea will be measured by how many people they help, how many lives they save and how much more mobile older adults have by wearing the Smart Trecks!

What are your immediate next steps after the challenge?

I will put people to work by manufacuring the Smart Trecks and save lives via the invention. I am now submitting to startup funding groups! I will finalize this coming week!

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Hi Mary

Great idea, I'm really looking forward to see where this is going in the future! :)

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