Zibrio Named Honoree in CES Innovation Awards
Houston, Texas – NOVEMBER 7, 2019 - The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has named Zibrio as an Innovation Awards Honoree for CES 2020 for their product, the Zibrio SmartScale.
The SmartScale measures balance (postural stability) and fall risk in a simple 60 second test that users can safely take on their own, and is also designed to be used in a doctor’s wellness examination. It is the result of over 15 years of research into postural stability and fall risk assessment.
“Current physical check-ups don’t have an objective measure for balance, so patients typically can’t get help for balance problems until they actually fall. For many, that’s too late. Every 19 minutes an older adult dies from fall related injuries in the US alone. We want to decrease that risk,” says CEO and co-founder Dr. Katharine Forth.
The difference between a stumble and a fall has to do with postural control. Zibrio has created a low risk, simple, portable way of measuring this control.
Originally developed to measure subtle changes in astronauts’ balance after spaceflight, Dr. Forth and co-founder Dr. Erez Lieberman Aiden quickly realized the potential value for people here on Earth. Once the problem is recognized, there are many good interventions to improve people’s balance and reduce their fall risk. This solution is increasingly necessary as the global population ages and healthcare costs rise.
Visitors to CES 2020 will be able to see the SmartScale for themselves in the Eureka Pavilion, and also in the FQ lounge.
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will be held in Las Vegas 7-10 January 2020. CES is the world's gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.
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