Re - sole - ute

supportive, no slip, hospital shoes

Footwear for the 85+ demographic to help prevent falls during hospitalization.

PATIENT SUPPORT

Footwear for the 85+ demographic to prevent falls during hospitalization.

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THE GROWTH OF THE 85+ DEMOGRAPHIC

In the U.S. the 85 and older population is the fastest growing group in the country and

is projected to rise from 5.8 million today to 19 million in 2050.

2%

OF THE U.S. POPULATION

67%

ARE FEMALE

75%

ARE CHRONICALLY ILL

42%

HAVE SUSTAINED A FALL

The risk of falling and sustaining an injury increases with age.

Being a woman increases those chances by 40%.

WHAT CAUSES FALLING?

Most falls are caused by the interaction of multiple risk factors.

The more risk factors a person has, the higher the likelihood of them sustaining a fall.

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ADVANCE

AGE

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COGNITIVE

IMPAIRMENT

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MUSCLE

WEAKNESS

INACTIVITY

ISOLATION

VISION

IMPAIRMENT

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ENVIRONMENTHAZARDS

POOR GAIT & BALANCE

IMPROPER FOOTWEAR

USE OF MEDICATIONS

MEDICAL
CONDITIONS

IMPROPER FOOTWEAR

Inappropriate footwear can cause loss of balance and bad gait and increase the risk of falling.

46%

TOO WIDE OR SOFT

"Wearing something tat is comfortable

on the feet and not putting too much

pressure on points that might be sore."

70%

NO FASTENERS

"A shoe that I can put on and take off

easily...because putting on shoes and 

taking off shoes is also quite a problem for me."

50%

NO STRUCTURE

"Yeah, I tried several shoes.

I can't wear heavy ones, 

I have to wear the light ones."

40%

NO TRACTION

37%

NO SUPPORT

"I'm very limited.

I can hardly get my feet 

into anything..."

"I tried wearing the gripper socks but did

not like them as they gave the foot no support

and make you feel uneasy on the feet."

THE IMPORTANCE OF WALKING

Ambulation is the post operative care of implementing light activity as soon as possible after surgery.

PHYSIOLOGICAL & PSYCOLOGICAL EFFECTS

INCREASES

CIRCULATION

Elevates oxygen blood

concentrations

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NORMALIZES

RESPIRATION

Reduces risk of developing

pneumonia

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ACTIVATES

MUSCLES

Prevents atrophy of the 

muscles from inactivity

ENHANCES

MOOD

Boost confidence and feelings of independence

FUNCTIONS

REGULARIZE

Kidney and intestine functions return to normal

WITH ALL THESE BENEFITS, WHY DOES TREATMENT DIFFER FOR 85+ SET?

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HIGH 

RISK

That these patients

will fall again

INSURANCE

RESTRICTIONS

Medicare penalizes for

preventable problems

STAFF

SIZE

Limited staff to accomp-any high risk patients

LEGAL

CONCERNS

Fear of legal action

should a fall happen

HEALTH

DECLINES

80% of hospitalization

spend in bed

RE-SOLE-UTE

Providing patients recovering from surgery with proper footwear to gain confidence, stability and prevent falls.

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RESOLVED TO IMPROVE RECOVERY

DESIRABLE OUTCOMES

Faster wound healing

Reduces risk of blood clots

Earlier discharge

Maintain muscle mass/strength

Speedier recovery

FEATURES and BENEFITS

FOOTWEAR TO ENCOURAGE WALKING

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PROTECTIVE UPPER

MODERN AESTHETIC

SUPPORTIVE

EASY TO PUT ON

NOT SLIP TRACTION

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Structured shell and toe box protection to shield sore, swollen

feet from abrasions and trauma.

A futuristic "slipper", combining the comfort of a slipper and

performance of a trainer.

Firm, but flexible support at the

arch and ankle for better

alignment and stability

Open back for easy foot entry, featuring closures that might require one hand and limited dexterity.

Wide base featuring a non skid pattern to prevent slipping on slick linoleum hospital floors.

INSPIRATION

Developing a fresh, elevated, optimistic & energetic aesthetic that removes this product from the realm of medical equipment

PRODUCT STRATEGY

The product will combine 3 components: an interior sock to wear when in bed or moving about the hospital room, an upper shell to slip over the sock during rehabilitation exercises and a non-slip tread outsole.

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FIRST PROTOTYPE

This version of the compression sock had too many traps.  Too tricky and not easy to fasten.

SECOND PROTOTYPE

Reconfigured closure to be one piece .  Did not provide enough support.

PROTOTYPING & PROCESS

FINAL RENDERINGS

SKETCHES

TECHNICAL SKETCHES

CAD RENDERINGS

RE-SOLE-UTE

A compression, sock combination for hospitals to purchase for high risk patents to encourage walking during their 

hospitalization to reduce the risk of falls.

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