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Tool for freezing of gait and fall prevention in Parkinson's patients


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Freezing of gait (FOG) is when the feet appear to be stuck to the ground. This can last from a few seconds to minutes. People suffering from FOG also often have an increased risk of falling. It is not always easy for patients to avoid FOG.

Ceriter is developing an insole with sensors, a communication module that attaches to the outside of the shoe, a smartphone and an earpod. The sensors in the shoe sole make a gait analysis. When FOG or shuffling is detected, a signal is automatically sent to the earpod. The earpod gives an audible signal that breaks the FOG.

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