SoleSound: Portable footwear for gait analysis

Unmet Medical Need: Fall related injuries generated $34 billion direct medical costs in 2013. Rehabilitation is rarely complete, often resulting in loss of independence, nursing home admittance, or death. 50% of the 12million elderly who fall every year do not have a history of falls.

Envisioned Healthcare Product: A state-of-the-art wearable technology for gait analysis to provide quantitative report on fall risk. The determined fall risk will then help clinicians to determine necessity of fall prevention therapy. 

Stage of Development:  Testing prototype

Collaborative Research Team:  Sunil Agrawal, PhD, Pietro Mazzoni, MD, and Damiano Zanotto, PhD

SoleSound

August 2014 UPDATE

November 2015 UPDATE

April 2016 UPDATE

February 2017 UPDATE

Columbia-Coulter Funding Cycle: 2015-2016