Title

Easy Step Shoes: Shoes That Put Themselves On

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Engineering

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Stable orthopedic shoes are a necessity for elderly people and those with circulatory problems. However, many orthopedic shoes are difficult to put on due to complications induced by the health issues of these groups. Previous research has concluded that between 60% and 80% of patients prescribed with orthopedic shoes cease use of their shoes after six months of having had them. The top three reasons for this occurrence are the discomfort of the shoes, the undesired appearance of the shoe, and the inability to physically put on the orthopedics. In order to fix this, a shoe can be made that is easy for people to put on without the need to sit or bend over.

Location

Owens G08

Start Date

4-16-2016 8:30 AM

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Apr 16th, 8:30 AM

Easy Step Shoes: Shoes That Put Themselves On

Owens G08

Stable orthopedic shoes are a necessity for elderly people and those with circulatory problems. However, many orthopedic shoes are difficult to put on due to complications induced by the health issues of these groups. Previous research has concluded that between 60% and 80% of patients prescribed with orthopedic shoes cease use of their shoes after six months of having had them. The top three reasons for this occurrence are the discomfort of the shoes, the undesired appearance of the shoe, and the inability to physically put on the orthopedics. In order to fix this, a shoe can be made that is easy for people to put on without the need to sit or bend over.