Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare are partnering with Nymbl Science on a falls prevention initiative.
The Nymbl Balance System, which combines medical science with mobile technology to assess and train balance, will be trialled at Gracewell of Salisbury and Sunrise of Southbourne from the end of March.
Joanne Balmer, Senior Director of Care and Quality at Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare, said: “Whilst older people are more prone to falling, a lot of falls are preventable. We are therefore delighted to be partnering with Nymbl Science to work towards averting them in our communities and homes.
“This is an innovative and forward-looking intervention developed by balance experts that has the capacity to make a real difference. By offering such a wonderful tool, we are looking forward to seeing the results and how it helps further enhance the lives of residents we support.”
Nymbl Science is based in Colorado, US and London and was the winner of the Colorado Prime Health Challenge in 2017, as well as having won two Innovate UK Grants. The company has completed two years of validation trials with Imperial College London to develop its technology in the UK.
Caroline Owen Jones, Co-founder of Nymbl Science, said: “Sunrise and Gracewell are demonstrating an outstanding commitment to their community by bringing cutting-edge innovation to improve their residents’ quality of life. Improving balance means fewer falls and better mobility, bringing independence, dignity and greater choice in the lives of those who take part.”