High-tech shoe insert lands $1M federal grant



By Katharine Grayson, Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal

“A Twin Cities startup that has developed a high-tech shoe insert called the Walkasin has landed a $1 million federal grant that it will use to conduct clinical trials.

Lars Oddsson, director of the Sister Kenny Research Center, developed the technology behind the Walkasin, which can detect whether a person is about to lose his or her balance and fall. The insert connects to a cuff that wraps around patients’ legs and vibrates when they sway too much in one direction, or show another sign of losing balance.”

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