Seattle-based wearable technology developer Sensoria and Orthotics Holdings Inc. of Hauppauge, N.Y., provider of technologies and options to treat conditions associated with the lower extremities, have joined to develop the Smart Moore Balance Brace that is intended to help wearers, particularly seniors, avoid falls.
The Smart Moore Balance Brace is a refinement of the original Moore Balance Brace that offers foot and ankle support that makes its wearer more stable while moving.
The updated brace includes connectivity, as well as the ability to measure levels of adherence, gait and overall activity, giving doctors a better look at how the wearer is moving and whether there are further issues to address. A slate of sensors is built into the device, and a Bluetooth-enabled anklet connects the device to a mobile app as well as a Web-based dashboard system for easy access.
The device is currently undergoing market studies with an eye toward availability in 2016.