Shoe insoles that randomly change shape to simulate walking on pebbles
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- Improve postural stability in the elderly.
- Improve foot muscles.
- Make walking more fun (sometimes).
Annino G, Palazzo F, Alwardat MS, Manzi V, Lebone P, Tancredi V, Sinibaldi Salimei P, Caronti A, Panzarino M, Padua E. Effects of long-term stimulation of textured insoles on postural control in health elderly. J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2018 Apr;58(4):377-384. doi: 10.23736/S0022-4707.16.06705-0. Epub 2016 Sep 15. PMID: 27627989.
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Use of non-Newtonian fluids in insoles
- It's just an insole ,thus easier to produce and sell at cheaper prices making it affordable to everyone who needs it
- You don't have to buy a new shoe, you can just fix it to shoes you already own.
- Is a safer alternative to a mechanized shoe.
- Sustainable. Does not require an external energy source.
- Could really help alleviate the discomfort at the feet that the elderly feel since it's really easy for them to use.
- Shoes can retain their lightweight functionality.
- Can be usen on sports shoes as the fluid doesn't change the flexibility values of the shoe.