Shoes that beep when someone walks with a strong stride improve stability in people with Parkinson’s disease, a small study has shown.
The condition occurs due to a loss of nerve cells in part of the brain called the substantia nigra. This leads to a reduction in a chemical called dopamine, which helps regulate movement. As a result, Parkinson’s symptoms commonly include tremors, slow walking and balance problems, which can lead to falls.
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