With B-Shoes, elderly won’t fall as much, company hopes

Right now, the only solution for elderly imbalance is a cane or walker – but an Israeli start-up thinks its shoes constitute a better way to prevent the elderly from falling

I've fallen and I can’t get up” is more than just a tag line to an old (and famous) TV commercial for an emergency alert system; it’s a harsh reality that cost society billions of dollars a year. Technology to the rescue; an Israeli company called B-Shoe has developed a sensor-laden “smart shoe” that can detect when its wearer loses his or her balance, and can take preventive action to prevent a fall from taking place