These Motorized Shoes Are Designed to Keep You from Falling

When elderly people fall, the consequences are often disastrous. B-Shoe Technologies, an Israeli start-up company, has developed a shoe that it claims will reduce the incidence of falling.

When it detects that the user has lost his/her balance and is about to fall backwards, the motorized heel drives the shoe back, restoring balance. In short, it performs a corrective maneuver faster than an elderly user might be able to.

The company has produced 3 pairs of B-Shoes. They're now being tested in hospitals in Israel.

Do you think this invention would work?

(Video Link)

-via Inventor Spot

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All the elderly folks that I know who have fallen, have fallen face first or sideways. My Noni fell right on her face. Looked like she had been in a street brawl.
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