Health Tech World – Falls Management: Innovations for an Ageing Population – Special Report
A discussion from Health Tech World with Dr Diana Hodgins, MBE
In a recent survey, GaitSmart users were asked how much more confident in walking they were after the intervention.
“Most people want independence as they get older. We forget this” Diana says.
“They don’t want to be stuck in a house with a wheeler not being able to get on the bus to meet with friends for coffee. But they are scared. And the more scared they get, the less they move. The muscles get weak and they fal over, then they are more scared. It’s a vicious circle”