Rapid Rehab: Smart Insole

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Professor Stacy Bamberg at the University of Utah has developed a smart shoe insole to help patients undergoing rehab and those with prosthetics to improve their gait. Rapid Rehab, as the insole is called, is embedded with technology including force sensors, accelerometers, and gyroscopes to detect how a person is walking. The included wireless transmitter sends the information from the insole to a custom smartphone app. This way, users and health professionals can track and assess a person’s gait. The Rapid Rehab provides users with immediate visual, audio or sensory feedback while walking.

(Source: MedGadget)

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