Wolk Personal Airbags Help the Elderly Walk With Confidence

Each year, approximately 16,000 Dutch citizens, and around 1.5 million people worldwide, break their hip as the result of a fall. A shocking 1-in-4 will go on to die as a result of their injury.

Wolk Personal Airbags Help the Elderly Walk With Confidence

WOLK is a discreet airbag belt that can be worn with everyday clothing. It incorporates a motion-detection system that can identify when a wearer takes a fall, based on an algorithm of motion data using sensors, and airbag technology. When a fall is detected the airbag inflates automatically, reducing the impact. By using this technology, elderly people can stay mobile and independent for longer and will have less fear of falling and therefore have more confidence in walking unaided.