Gain insight into your loved one’s health and mobility with a smart walker
The Problem with Walkers
When used as a crutch walkers can shift the user’s center of gravity beyond their bodies base of support. This puts the user at a greater fall risk in critical movements such as transitions from sitting to standing or for short unassisted walks. When Smart Step detects forward leaning posture, it vibrates at the handles, as a reminder to ensure a safe position within the user’s walker frame.
Ensuring Safe Walker Use
Grip covers simply Velcro onto existing walker handles, providing vibration feedback, weight sensing, and comfort.
Studies show that placing more than 10% body weight on a walker can lead to poor walking health and an increase in falls. Smart Step senses weight placed on each grip and provides vibration feedback when this weight limit is reached. Immediate feedback ensures safe walker use habits are formed.
Behavior Tracking and Alerts
Understanding daily activity patterns and long term trends can inform you about your loved one’s health and well-being. Alerts can be set to send notifications if any of the following are detected:
Walker has tipped over
No activity detected for a long period of time
High nightly activity
Walker has gone outside of WiFi rage