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Richard commented on Fall prevention footwear for elderly people

Thanks Nick!

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Richard commented on Fall prevention footwear for elderly people

Hi Kate, thanks for your comment.

Yes - that is the company I was looking at at the time when I originally looked at this project, their sensors may have changed over the last few years.

To produce a functional model, I would need to be sure which sensor would be best suited and what would be the best way to integrate it into footwear for the purpose of gathering data about the user's movement. To do this, I think it would probably be necessary to rebuild the footwear so that it is built to accommodate a sensor, rather than focusing on the other physical and aesthetic attributes of the footwear. Experts in sensor technology and footwear manufacture would have some thoughts on this perhaps.

Thanks, I'll have a look at them!