Nymbl Partners with New Zealand’s Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) in a Trial That Aims to Reduce the Incidence and Severity of Falls and Fractures in Older Adults Through its Balance Training App
DENVER – August 10, 2020 – Nymbl Science announces its partnership with New Zealand’s Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), to trial Nymbl, making it available to older adult residents of New Zealand.
Nymbl is proud to expand its reach to the country of New Zealand through partnership with ACC and its Live Stronger for Longer program. Nymbl and ACC are fully committed to preventing falls in the older adult population. This partnership will help older adults improve their balance and continue Nymbl’s mission to prevent 1 million falls.
“We are honored to expand Nymbl’s balance training internationally to the residents of New Zealand through ACC,” said Ed Likovich, chief executive officer of Nymbl. “ACC is an ideal partner for Nymbl to trial all older adult New Zealanders. New Zealand has implemented the gold standard clinical fall prevention program and we look forward to growing from their success in the trial and encouraging balance training in the homes of New Zealanders to empower them to even greater quality of life and mobility.”
Nymbl is the first digital balance training technology for older adults that has been scientifically proven to improve balance by 30 percent. By combining physical and cognitive activities, known as dual-tasking, Nymbl has reduced the number of fall-related EMS 911 calls from 0.49 to 0.32 per day, leading to a 35 percent reduction in emergency response calls. In only 10 minutes each day, Nymbl users improve their balance via smart devices, empowering them to preserve and enhance their freedom and enjoyment of life. Nymbl also provides valuable fall prevention and balance improvement educational content, supplying older adults with the information and tools they need to help prevent falls.
ACC wants all older adults to have access to improve their strength and balance. The trial of Nymbl’s scientifically-proven balance training solution will provide another option for New Zealanders to remain active and independent.
By utilizing dual-tasking, Nymbl helps older adults improve balance in the comfort and safety of their homes. Both Nymbl and ACC’s values and efforts align with the combination of fall and injury prevention, and both are devoted to enhancing the lives of older adults by offering them an evidence-based fall intervention.
In 2019, more than 160,000 older adult New Zealanders experienced a fall that required medical care, and ACC spent $216 million on helping them recover. ACC is funding the trial as part of their older adult program, Live Stronger for Longer, which is focused on preventing falls and fractures.
“There is a perception that as you get older, falls and fractures become an almost inevitable part of life, and we want to challenge that – falls can be prevented,” says Kirsten Malpas, ACC injury prevention leader. “By investing 10 minutes a day, a few times a week, in the comfort of your home, you can improve your balance and maintain your independence and confidence with Nymbl.”
The Accident Compensation Corporation is the New Zealand Crown entity responsible for administering the country’s no-fault accidental injury compensation scheme, commonly referred to as the ACC scheme.
About Nymbl Science
Nymbl Science is the only company providing digital balance training that is scalable, insightful, and cost-saving for our partners and effective and engaging for older adults. Our scientifically-validated balance training program trains the brain and body to work together, known as dual-tasking. Using just a smart device, and in only 10 minutes a day, older adults are preserving and enhancing their freedom and enjoyment of life with Nymbl. We believe it is necessary to empower older adults to increase confidence and the ability to fully participate in life, because aging is not less. Nymbl is the proven solution for real and lasting balance improvement. Join us on our way to preventing 1 million falls. For more information, visit www.nymblscience.com.