Introducing the Walkable.
Isowalk is a transformative new mobility aid that makes it easier to walk and harder to fall.
Breakthrough data unveils individual mobility health as a new 6th vital sign.
Mobility is the most commonly reported ability impairment in the US, particularly in people 65 and older. Some 20-40 million Americans use a mobility aid. Yet mobility health is infrequently measured in professional settings, and never monitored at home. A critical wellness marker for seniors has remained largely invisible.
Isowalk is a hardware and software platform for advanced mobility assistance. While in use, the system automatically generates rich mobility and activity data. At the same time, the hardware provides the end user with a safer, easier, actively-assisted mobility experience.
Simplest Remote Monitoring.
Isowalk’s smart mobility aid provides a transparent tool for families to keep track of loved ones who are aging at home. With no action or effort required from the end user, the device discreetly captures granular mobility performance metrics, analyzing trends and reporting risk conditions.
Through objective data that can be easily and securely accessed locally or remotely, caregivers can better assess wellness and condition on a daily basis and over time. Changes in activities and patterns can be addressed before they become serious issues. Risk conditions can be signaled via alerts, allowing for proactive care that can save lives and hospital visits. One in three people age 65+ suffers a fall each year, resulting in 2.8 million emergency room visits, 800,000 hospitalizations and $50 billion in health spending.
For both clinician and consumer, Isowalk offers unprecedented insights into mobility issues and treatment. Health professionals can easily track trends and progress over time and see objective, evidence-based outcomes. The device’s unique data is accessible via cloud for telehealth and remote patient monitoring.
For end users, the Isowalk system provides gait coaching and progress tracking for engaged recoveries and productive home health strategies. Unlike conventional wearables, whose only function is to provide data, Isowalk’s hardware provides direct value to the end user through superior mobility assistance. By making walking more effortless, Isowalk promotes healthy mobility and activity.
Easier to Walk. Harder to Fall.
Clinical studies have shown that cane-assisted ambulation presents serious risks to the user. More than 60,000 emergency room visits each year are caused by a fall from a mobility aid. Walking with a cane imposes surprising physical and cognitive demands that make mobility difficult.
Isowalk has been designed to address these hazards. Self-propulsive geometry reduces cognitive loads. A structured swing arc retains balance. Ideal loading for hand, wrist and arm reduce pain and gait compensations. A curvilinear foot provides superior ground contact and tactile feedback.