at 6024 Broad St, Suite 2R, Pittsburgh, 15206 United States
PathVu is improving accessibility, walkability, and safety along sidewalks and pedestrian pathways through use of innovative technology.
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As we read more and more about the motivation for the walkable city, what we quickly learn is that the data primarily centers around traffic injuries of pedestrians (about 69,000) annually. This is clearly a problem that needs to be solved. But this number is dwarfed by the injuries that occur while on the sidewalk. For instance, the CDC reports that 2.5 trip/fall injuries occur annually among older adults, and we know that over 1/2 of those occur outside. That is > 1 Million falls outside. Why is this info not reported? We think is because the 'risk' statistics related to sidewalk conditions are unknown. We're solving that problem. To really #takebackoursidewalks we need to know about the sidewalk conditions. some links: http://www.theeuropean-magazine.com/scott-bricker/10183-walking-in-america http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/Falls/adultfalls.html