Every year, one out of three people age 65 and over falls, often resulting in injuries and even death. B-Shoe aims to fix that. The B-Shoe is a standard-looking walking shoe that detects when an elderly person is losing balance and is about to fall. It then automatically drives one leg slightly backwards to prevent the dangerous fall.
The elderly do have plenty of things to grapple with, ranging from failing health issues to an ever rising cost of living. In fact, it shows that 33% of people age 65 and over falls, and these falls commonly result in injuries and even death. While they are recommended to use walking aids including canes and walkers, but they refuse to do so since it does show the world that they are weak and dependent on people. This is where the B-Shoe comes in, where it will help folks regain their balance with the help of incorporated technology.
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