Smart shoe keeps you on your toes

日期:2019-03-02 09:20:07 作者:阙卮 阅读:

FALLS are the leading cause of accidental death in people over 65. Now technology developed for astronauts could help to monitor those at greatest risk. When astronauts return home after months in zero gravity, they have their balance tested. A sensor tracks their changing centre of mass as the floor and walls of the box they are standing in slide and tilt. A version of the software used in this system has now been developed to fit inside a shoe. Erez Lieberman of Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts,