WALK WITH CONFIDENCE

Walk With Path is an award winning company seeking to reduce the risk of falling for people with mobility issues caused by injury, ageing and serious diseases such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.

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Our Products

Product 1: Path Finder

Path Finder installs lasers in shoes that project a line on to the ground, showing where each foot should go. This helps Parkinsons’ sufferers avoid what is known as “freezing of gait”, when they struggle to walk.

Product 2: Path Feel

Path Feel helps the wearer to feel the floor better using vibration in the insole. It is intended for people who can’t properly feel the floor that they walk on, [such as] people with neuropathy , but also as a result of diabetes, ageing or spinal cord injuries.

Some facts

There are about 5 million people in the UK living with mobility related issues, and according to AgeUK, 1 in 3 people aged 65 and over fall each year. Evidence shows that this risk can be cut by up to 55% through exercise to improve strength and balance.
Falls currently cost the NHS £2.3 billion yearly and with the number of people over the age of 65 in the UK expected to double to 20 million by 2050 and the prevalence of Parkinson’s disease doubling by 2030, falls will have major impact on healthcare costs in future.
National Health Service spends close to £5m every single day on falls. These costs are expected to increase in future, and it is therefore paramount that something is done to prevent such events from occurring.

  • People in the UK living with mobility related issues 8%
  • 1 in 3 people aged 65 and over fall each year 33%
  • Risk that can be cutted through exercise 55%

Million people in the UK living with mobility issues

Million people over 65 in UK by 2050

£2.3 billion yearly cost duty falls for NHS

Million people with Alzheimer by 2050

About us

Walk With Path is a healthcare company focused on injury prevention, improved mobility and user-centred design and intervention. Our products offer opportunities within therapeutic intervention as medical devices to prevent falls. Not only will this reduce the risk of injury, but also improve confidence when walking and ultimately help individuals maintain their independence and quality of life for longer.

Our products comprise an insole for shoes, Path Feel, which helps the wearer to feel the floor better, through providing active feedback, and Path Finder, a shoe that provides visual cues for the wearer to follow to help with the foot movement and gait.

Can I test the products?

Yes, we are currently looking for more study participants who are either a size UK 6 (women) or UK 9.5 (men). If you are interested in participating, please get in touch.

What are your current studies?

One of our current studies involves healthy people testing if the Path Feel insole can influence how they walk. This study is in collaboration with Queen Mary’s University in London, who are conducting a range of exercises with test participants to provide a ‘before’ and ‘after’ scenario.

What are your plans fo the future?

We are planning further studies at the beginning of 2016, including one with elderly participants due to commence in January. This study will evaluate the effects of Path Feel in improving balance and thereby reduce the risk of falling.

Returning the confidence to walk

Returning the confidence to walk

“The project should be an inspiration to all medical device companies because it puts the user at the centre of solution creation.” Brian Firth, MIE Medical Research

“More older people than will admit it have problems with walking.This innovative design has the potential to address the problem.” Lady Helen Hamlyn

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We are currently looking for more study participants who are either a size UK 6 (women) or UK 9.5 (men)
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