|Nymbl app||By Nymbl Science|
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|Country of origin||Colorado, USA|
|Security and privacy||Does the app:
Free for all New Zealand residents over the age of 50 years.
It's not clear on the specific costs for non-New Zealand residents (although cost is implied).
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What does the app do?
Nymbl describes itself as an app-based digital health platform. It involves a combination of balance and cognitive games and training to target improving balance and mobility – especially for older populations. It's designed to improve balance and mobility for people with a recognised risk of falling who are over the age of 50 years.
The app has an initial questionnaire, training modules, feedback and calendar options to ensure that training can be tracked and progressed at an appropriate level.
It would be most helpful for people with a history of falling, or with concerns around balance or mobility. It's unlikely that younger people without balance concerns would get significant benefit from the app.
It's acknowledged that currently in Aotearoa New Zealand, if someone is having a fall/accident, they are likely to get physiotherapy input aimed at improving their balance. However, if they haven’t yet had a fall, but are concerned about their balance, they might not necessarily get health professional input. This app will be especially helpful to ensure that those in that group can work on their balance, and hopefully prevent future falls.
✔ Questionnaire and education: The questionnaire at the start of the app is really good. It allows the app to get a good understanding of the user’s current levels of balance and mobility. I like with this that there is an explanation with each question, which gives relevance.
✘ Only available in English.
Date of review: 29 October 2023
Platform reviewed: Android
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