New York, NY (PRWEB) December 04, 2013
Isowalk, a New York-based startup focused on next-generation solutions for mobility assistance, has announced a comprehensive technology and development collaboration with the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).
The collaboration will integrate a state-of-the-art gait analysis system developed by UCLA's Wireless Health Institute into the revolutionary Isowalk mobility aid. The result is an intelligent device that not only offers breakthrough walking assistance, but also precision biometric data pertaining to wellness, recovery progress and even fall prediction. The new mobility aid offers profound new possibilities for healthcare in both clinical and consumer applications.
"We're tremendously excited to be working with UCLA and its Wireless Health Institute to introduce this monumental technology," said Isowalk founder and CEO Ron Goldberg. "UCLA is at the forefront of digital innovations that will be essential to the next generation of healthcare delivery. Through this relationship, Isowalk will become a pivotal smart object in the coming digital health landscape."
The leading edge research with motion sensing and gait analysis by UCLA's Wireless Health Institute (WHI) has resulted in extraordinary new opportunities for wellness assessment and assistance. By merging the WHI's digital intelligence system to Isowalk's native biomechanical intelligence, and providing the ability to monitor and quantify mobility performance, the Isowalk-UCLA collaboration creates an unprecedented solution to an important, unmet healthcare need.
The UCLA Wireless Health Institute's gait analysis system provides comprehensive motion tracking and algorithmic interpretation of gait pattern, cadence, speed, distance and pressure. The data is then accessible through a proprietary application developed for iOS and Android mobile devices, as well as a cloud-based remote service for caretakers and healthcare providers. Through this precise depiction of real-time and archived gait performance, the Isowalk mobility aid provides invaluable data on user progress or deteriorations, allowing for proactive interventions and measurable recovery outcomes.
Isowalk's aerospace-inspired design supersedes the cane with transformative usability and ergonomic advantages. Its organic pendulum action makes the device self-propulsive and maneuverable with minimal user effort. An adaptive shock relief system conforms its response to each individual user, while an innovative foot design affords superior ground contact and amplified cognitive feedback that helps prevent falls. Awarded two U.S. patents for its biomechanical innovations, Isowalk provides radically enhanced assistance for anyone that needs help to walk, including seniors, the injured, the obese and the disabled.
Isowalk is a startup dedicated to advanced ambulation solutions for seniors, athletics, recovery, obesity and pediatrics. The company is led by founder and CEO Ron Goldberg, a serial innovator and 25-year veteran of the consumer electronics industry, and comprised of thought leaders from the worlds of orthopedics, personal technologies and wireless communications.
About UCLA Wireless Health:
The UCLA Wireless Health Institute encompasses an interdisciplinary group of experts and innovators from many UCLA Schools, including Engineering, Medicine, Management, Nursing, Public Health, Athletics and Law. The program is dedicated to improving the timeliness and reach of healthcare by the development and application of wireless network-enabled technology solutions combining personal communication devices, wearable sensors, and other technologies integrated with medical enterprise computing.
Contact: Ron Goldberg, Founder/CEO, Isowalk