According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), three million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries each year. One of the risk factors that contribute to these injuries is foot drop, which is the inability to raise the foot during daily activities such as walking. This causes the toes to drag on the ground, which increases the chances of falling. With Help from TEDCO, a Maryland based venture capital leader, NextStep Robotics has been able to develop an effective solution beyond rigid leg braces.
NextStep Robotics has created a cutting-edge solution by developing a portable ankle robot (AMBLE) to alleviate and help treat foot drop. Combined with state-of-art software, this is the first-ever clinically proven option to reduce the devastating impacts of foot drop, by providing safe and gentle assistance for each step. For more information visit www.nextsteprobo.com
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