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Lifespark Technologies creates solutions for care in chronic neurological conditions such as Stroke, Parkinson's Disease, Spinal cord injury and more. We are based at the Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay, India. Our solutions are designed for individuals, caregivers and the entire family; because these conditions don't just affect the lives of individuals.
Our solutions span the domains of AI/ML, medical devices, mobile applications and web applications. Lifespark aims to create the basic intelligence that will one day solve health issues at the earliest stage before they have damaging results. One day, a 60-year-old will look like today's 30-year-old.
Lifespark is among the top health-tech startups in the country and count many prominent business leaders and academics as our mentors. We have deployed our solutions in partnership with some of the largest healthcare organizations in India and are looking to establish ourselves as the go-to innovator globally.
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What is WALK?WALK is a wearble mobility aid for those with gait difficulties due to Parkinson's Disease. It reduces the chance of falling and improves movement while walking.
What does WALK look like?WALK is a fabric band that is worn on the lower thigh. It wraps around the leg and is held in place by hook and loop fastners (also sometimes known as Velcro). WALK may be worn on the thigh under regular attire, or over trousers as well. The band is sleek and will not show on the outside.
Who can use WALK?WALK was primarily designed for individuals with Parkinson's Disease having gait difficulties such as freezing of gait, bradykinesia. There is evidence that similar therapy may be useful in many other neurological conditions. The scientific principle behind WALK, sensory cuing, is applicable to everyone. Even healthy elders can benefit from using WALK.
How does WALK work? What is the science behind it?WALK uses the scientific principle of sensory cueing coupled with muscle stimulation. 'Cueing' is the process of giving regular rhythmic stimulus. For example, the beat of a song or the 'left-right-left' call in a march are cues. In Parkinson's Disease, gait is affected and symptoms such as slow movement (bradykinesia), no movement (akinesia) and freezing of gait cause unsteadiness and may lead to falls. Individuals who initiate their movements based on cues are able to better overcome these symptoms. Sensory cueing is scientifically proven and rigorously tested over the past two decades. WALK cues the user through gentle vibrations, to which they align their footsteps. As seen in our demo videos, this significantly reduces freezing and improves gait.
Is WALK visible or audible from the outside?No. WALK is designed to be discreet. Only the wearer will perceive the cueing. You can safely wear WALK indoors or outdoors without worrying about disturbance or attracting undue attention.
How much does WALK cost?WALK is scheduled for launch in March 2023. The pricing will be available soon
Who should be cautious when using WALK?Individuals with multiple co-mobidities that make them prone to excessive falls should only use WALK under supervision and after consulting their physician.
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