Feel your feet again!
Path Feel is an insole that provides vibrational feedback to the soles of people at risk of falls. The insoles are for people with peripheral neuropathy, who are unable to feel the ground properly due to sensory deficit, or those with general balance issues.
By amplifying the sense of touch of the feet to the ground, users are able to identify accurately when their feet touch the ground, thereby reducing the sense of imbalance as well as incidence of falls.
Easy to use with your smartphone.
The insole will collect your data in the user friendly app on your smartphone. This way you can follow how you are doing or send the data to your health care professional. Your health care professional can then help you analyse it and use it to design the best care programme for you.
The published studies investigating the efficacy of vibrotactile feedback on groups with sensory motor difficulties have been positive. For example, step-synchronised vibration applied to the feet of people with Parkinson's disease has been found to be effective in improving gait patterns, and in a proof of concept study, a vibratory insole significantly improved balance.