Smart Moves - An intelligent electronic fabric that helps keep you balanced.

One fall will threaten a person's independence for life. Many balancing problems can begin all of a sudden, with no clear cause, and the risk of falling becomes greater as we get older.

  • One out of three adults age 65 and older falls each year.
  • When a fall occurs and the person is unable to get up on their own, the period of time spent immobile affects their health. Muscle cell breakdown begins within 30-60 minutes of compression due to falling. Other complications include dehydration, pressure sores, hypothermia, and pneumonia.
  • $30 billion is spent annually on healthcare connected to falls. Medicare costs for hip fractures as a result of falls are projected to be 240 billion dollars by 2040.
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