Sometimes new inventions hit home just a little too hard.
MIT graduate student Erez Lieberman is working on an "iShoe" which uses technology developed by NASA to create an insole that could help elderly people keep their balance and prevent falls. The iShoe insole would measure and analyze the pressure distribution of the patient's foot and report back to their doctor.
Now which shoe to partner with is the question? Which brand of sneakers do seniors prefer? After my own mother took a major fall cracking her orbital, her doctor recommended Reebok's but Reebok's just didn't jive with her sense of style. These days, she's sporting Crocs and Land's End footwear just like other grandmas who want to be chic and comfortable. Wii Fit, anyone?