What if there is a 'leg brace' that could reduce 'knee pain' for elderly patients?
My professor and I with few other students are trying to develop wearable walking aid device (a leg brace) which helps patients with orthopedic illness reduce pain in knee and ankle joints. I've learned that many elderly suffer from knee pain, and I thought that it would be great if elderly could benefit from the device.
Do you think it would be helpful?
I've also read that many parents refuse to use a walker. Do they also refuse to wear a leg brace or knee brace as well? What are other things that you would consider when deciding to use a walking aid device for your elderly loved ones?
Any suggestions would be very helpful for our research.
Thank you very much.