Episode Eleven | Changing What’s Possible: The Disability Innovation Podcast | Season Two

Fri 29 Sep 2023

Changing What's Possible: The Disability Innovation Podcast | Season Two

Episode Eleven | Walk With Confidence Wearing Cutting-Edge Shoes from Cadense

Walking difficulties can lead to dangerous falls and limit mobility for people with many different conditions. While devices like ankle foot orthoses (AFOs), complex robotics, and walking aids like canes or walkers can help, they have their downsides. Usually, they’re not made with aesthetics in mind, often cost too much, and they can attract unwanted stares and questions from strangers. 

In this episode, you’ll hear from Dr. Tyler Susko, Founder and CTO of Cadense, Inc., a company that aims to revolutionize the way people with walking difficulties experience movement. Tyler shares the story of multiple innovations, including the development of their Cadense shoes — stylish footwear made with variable friction technology for people who have difficulty swinging their foot forward during walking. They’ve created shoes to allow a person’s foot to discreetly slide over obstacles to prevent tripping.

Learn more at cadense.com

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Check out episodes from Season One and stay tuned for Episode Twelve on October 6, 2023 — World CP Day!

Thu 11 Apr 2024

In the first part of our newest Science Spotlight blog, learn how scientists can harness electricity to help with movement disorders that sometimes accompany cerebral palsy.

Thu 04 Apr 2024

Check out the final part of Rindi and Soren’s story.