We are excited to be showcasing “Innovations in Aging” with 3 Catalyst-based companies on February 12. If you’re interested in learning about great new ideas for the “Silver Tsunami” – we’d love for you to attend. Details below, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org as space is limited.
Nymbl Science and SCL Health’s Lutheran Medical Center are thrilled to announce their partnership to bring Nymbl’s innovative digital balance system to the Lutheran community. Lutheran is launching a “Friends Don’t Let Friends Fall” program, open to the general public at no charge, which brings together the most current best-practice guidelines for fall prevention, including the innovative Nymbl balance program. The partnership is focused on the network effect of seniors helping seniors and is a truly scalable population health initiative.
In this partnership, SCL will introduce the Nymbl Balance System to their “Friends Don’t Let Friends Fall” classes as a free benefit aimed at reducing falls in their community. Participants will not only be trained to use the Nymbl Software themselves, they will be encouraged to involve their friends in the program who might be at falls risk. In this way it is expected that the program reaches a significantly greater percent of the population that is at risk for falling.
The program launches in February.
“I want to applaud SCL Health and Lutheran Medical Center for demonstrating an outstanding commitment to their community by bringing cutting-edge innovation to all older adults. We are excited to partner with a Colorado health system that shares our belief that every older adult deserves the very best care,”
Edward Likovich, COO, Nymbl Science
“Lutheran Medical Center’s partnership with Nymbl Science provides a critical element within our community fall prevention strategy. Together we will promote a community conversation about falls, what is required to prevent them, and the tools needed to stay healthy, strong and flexible.”
Chuck Ault, Regional Director Community Health Improvement, SCL Health
About Nymbl: The mission of Nymbl Science is to prevent one million falls amongst older adults. The Nymbl Balance System combines medical science with mobile technology to assess balance and provide fun, effective interventions that have been validated to significantly improve balance rapidly and cost effectively. Nymbl is based in Colorado and was the winner of the Colorado Prime Health Challenge in 2017.
About Lutheran Medical Center: Lutheran Medical Center is owned by SCL Health System, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially the poor and vulnerable. Innovation is part of the culture at Lutheran Medical Center. The staff is encouraged and supported in thinking differently when it comes to caring for our patients. The commitment to innovation has resulted in implementation of ground-breaking ideas to help transform the future of healthcare. As a community-based acute-care hospital, Lutheran’s premier services include healthcare across the spectrum of life – from birth to senior care. Lutheran has been recognized nationally for clinical excellence, patient safety and patient experience.
Nymbl is excited to enter an agreement with Routinify, who’s “Well-Assist” product uses mobile technology to encourages healthy habits in older adults. Nymbl will provide its Training App on Routinify tablets. These tablets are used by seniors to help build healthy routines for sufficient sleep, a nutritious diet, preventative care, exercise, hygiene, and mental and social engagement. Nymbl’s Balance Training will now be a routine encouraged by the system.
Nymbl and Routinify are both headquartered at the Catalyst HTI building in Denver. The partnership was literally initiated by bumping into each other in the lunch room. We expect many similar deals to arise because of the proximity of over 40 health tech companies under one roof.
If you’d like more information about the program, please fill out the form below.
Ed Likovich, our COO, was featured today in a great story about our experience with Prime Health. Check out the story here!
We were honored today to be guests on “Colorado Matters” along with Karen Brown from Aging 2.0 in a segment on entrepreneuring for seniors. It’s great to see that more and more companies are seeing that you can do well and do good by meeting the needs of seniors.
The segment can be heard on cpr.org.
Big thanks to Karen for including us and Nell London and Ryan Warner at CPR for putting together the segment.
Nathan Estrada, Nymbl Director of Sales and Markets, presented to a great audience today during a community event for Boulder Falls Prevention week at the East Boulder Community Center.
It was really a superb opportunity to talk about the science behind falls prevention, demonstrate how the science can now be effective in a smartphone application, and interact with seniors who were interested in falls prevention.
We are always interested in participating in community events about balance and falls prevention, feel free to contact us if you’d have an event you’d like us to participate in!
Members of the Nymbl Science team have been overwhelmed with the quality of the discussions they’ve had this week at Health:Further! We are excited about the new partnership opportunities that have arisen. We’ve had huge support for our mission and our low cost, high impact approach to population health. It’s exactly what the healthcare world is looking for right now!
We’re still at the conference for one more day – please stop by and see us at Entrepreneur Alley!
Nymbl is honored to have been selected as Semi Finalists in the Health:Further Conference Pitch Competition. We are one of 21 companies who are vying for the final pitch next week in Nashville.
We have also been selected as one of the “Entrepreneur Alley” companies, so we will be very easy to reach. If you will be at the conference and are interested in partnering with us to help prevent 1 million falls, please stop by or contact us ahead of time so that we can set up a suitable meeting time.
See you in Nashville!
We are pleased to announce the imminent availability of the Nymbl Training App 2.0! This is a major release that includes many new exercises and dual tasking challenges, more efficient promotion of users from one level to another, plus (drum roll) availability on the Android platform!
Here’s more on each new feature:
- Coach Mode moved to the Nymbl Class App
Recognizing that Nymbl Coaches have different needs than Nymbl users at home, we have split one app into two. If you are a coach, you will want to be sure you have the Class app as well as the new Nymbl Pro App.
The new Training app has been optimized for at home use and will have continual new features, exercises and challenges designed specifically for the at-home user.
- Automatic Promotion
The training app can now be set up promote the user to the next training level by the coach. Initially there are options for a 1-week period, a 2-week period, or a 3-week period, but additional period options based on proficiency will be soon added.
- Updated Senior Track Program
The 2.0 Training app has two big changes to the previous Senior Track Program:
- Additional Training levels. The Senior Track Program now goes up to Week 36.
- All of the Training Levels of the Senior Track now have cognitive dual task exercises so that all training engages the brain in multipleways.
In a research study conducted by the MSk lab at Imperial College London and presented recently at the 8th World Congress of Biomechanics conference, Nymbl was shown to significantly improve stability in just 21 days. Sway improvements measured were:
Postural sway area reduced 37%
Sway velocity reduced 15%
Medio-lateral sway improved 16%
Anterior-posterior sway improved 12%.
This impairment improvement correlated with 15% improvement in balance and an 82% engagement rate during the 21 days.
The study will continue to show improvement over time, but we are thrilled that we continue to accumulate scientific verification of our balance improvement system!
For more information on this study and how Nymbl can help your create a fall prevention program, please contact us using this form below: