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Taking the innovation award at CES 2020, Korean digital healthcare company WELT’s new product – the WELT Smart Belt Pro – has been recognised for its innovative fall prevention feature.

WELT says that traditional fall-detecting wearables are limited as they can only pick up on a fall after it has occurred.

Recognising this gap in the market, WELT designed the WELT Smart Belt Pro, which provides the “world’s first” fall prevention feature through the sensor located at the centre of the body which detects patterns in small steps. The embedded sensors and algorithms within the belt then accurately calculate the fall risk from abnormal gait patterns.

If the wearer shows an unstable gait pattern and, thus, a higher fall risk, the accompanying WELT Smart Belt Pro app will send a warning notification through the user’s phone.

By regularly evaluating the risk of a fall and anticipating falls that may occur in the future, the belt gives wearers added reassurance and confidence.

Alongside the unique fall prevention feature, the smart belt also incorporates other handy features including waist measurement, sitting time measurement, monitoring for overeating and step counting.

A choice of modern leather strap designs are available and each belt has an automatic buckle, which WELT says is comfortable for the wearer.

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