Use of GaitSmart can contribute to Falls Prevention.
About one third of people over 65 and half of people over 80 will fall over at least once a year.
Using GaitSmart the risk of a subject falling can be quantified based on the subject's gait parameters. The insight gained can then guide interventions such as muscle stengthening exercises using our vGym app or use of an assistance device.
Access to rehabilitation remains limited for the majority of patients
Yet rehabiliation after a fall or joint-replacement surgery is a crucial step to preventing future falls, a return to full mobility and successful surgery.
Read about our current clinical trial providing rehabilitation to hip and knee replacement NHS patients HERE
See our page on prehab and rehabilitation HERE
Ease of use is critical when measuring gait. Many older people are not comfortable walking naturally on a treadmill but the same people are often happy to walk normally on the floor, with lightweight sensors strapped to their hips, thighs and calves.
Gait monitoring with GaitSmart and rehabilitation guidance fits seamlessly into several care pathways, as recognised by NICE.