For the runners, lower-limb amputees and back-pain patients, Bionic Healthcare Inc. delivers shoe components (sensors, sole, app) that has sensors and together with a smartphone can provide real time changes to the shoe properties in order to PREVENT injuries and degeneration of the musculoskeletal system.
Shock absorption is an important characteristic of human gait and running. Lack of proper shock absorption in pathological populations (amputees, back pain) leads to progression of musculoskeletal pathologies; these in turn limit mobility and lead to health deterioration (socioeconomic costs) and extra healthcare costs (surgeries etc). Lack of proper shock absorption during running leads to injuries.
BIONIC HEALTHCARE INC. ‘s SOLUTION:
Bionic Healthcare Inc. proposes the development of a portable ‘BIONIC SHOE’ which will be able to calculate the shock absorption ability of the locomotor system in real-time and adapt accordingly in order to improve and optimise the shock absorption ability of the locomotor system and PREVENT injuries and degeneration of the musculoskeletal system.
George Bertos, Team Leader