mercredi 2 septembre 2009

Helping the elderly get steady on their feet

An Israeli invention that is an outgrowth of NASA science may look like a pair of sci-fi goggles, but it can get you firmly on your feet again. Becoming unsteady on your feet is a natural part of aging. It can also be caused by a stroke or diseases like Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis. If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans who can walk, but are afraid of falling, a new Israeli invention that was developed from NASA science might be just the thing to get your toes tapping, with no fear of losing your balance.

The Gaitaid device was developed by Medigait, a company founded in 2008 by Prof. Yoram Baram from the Technion Israel Institute of Science. It was perfected during a period of research that lasted 11 years, some of which was commissioned by NASA to improve helicopter navigation. When Baram first learned that tiled floors can help people who are unsteady on their feet to improve their step, he merged that information with his NASA research and the idea for Gaitaid was born.
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