Imperial Trial

Nymbl User Trial
Frequently Asked Questions
This page covers the most frequently asked questions about the Nymbl Trial.
How do I start Balance Training?
  1. Click on the icon for the Nymbl Training App on your home screen.
  2. Your email should appear automatically, if it doesn’t then enter your email address followed by TouchID or the password – testtest
  3. Follow the instructions and attempt each exercise. If you complete the exercise you will go back to the list and you can choose another exercise until you have completed that day’s training. If you do not complete the exercise you will have the option to try again or go back to the list and choose another. Don’t worry if you can’t complete the time, just try to do a little longer each day.
    Note: You do not have to complete each exercise to finish a day’s training, but you do have to attempt them all.
  4. Use the “Progress” button on the Home screen to track your training history.

(A video showing you some pointers on Nymbl training can be seen below on this page)

What does the Progress bar with its different colours mean?

If you click the “Progress” button on the Home screen, you will see a calendar of your training history. Next to each date on this history is a blue bar showing the level of completion of training for that day.

You can also click on each day in the history to see a detailed breakdown of which exercises you did, your time vs. the target time, how many questions you were asked and how many you got right.

What if I miss a day of training?

Try to keep up with 5 minutes of Nymbl training everyday, but if you do miss or forget a day or two then don’t worry, just pick up where you left off!

Who should I contact if I have any questions about the trial, or need any help or support with the Nymbl App?

You can e-mail caroline@nymblscience.com

Can you explain your “Double Tasking” approach to improving balance?

When a brain loses neurons or synapse connections, it has the ability to replace them. This is called brain plasticity. In order for these neurons to be replaced, you need to actively work at it. The harder the brain is pushed the more it will improve – similar to lifting weights or long distance run training.

Knowing that, our Chief Scientist, Dr J.P. Farcy, created a system where we ask the brain to do two exercises, one physical (such as standing on a one foot) and one cognitive, such as answering multiple choice questions. This approach aggressively pushes the area of the brain responsible for balance and we quickly see brain plasticity increase (again similar to how you can lift more weight after a few days of weight training). This is the foundation for “double task” balance improvement – for which we have applied for provisional patents.

A few tips for doing the stability poses
A few tips for doing the lunge poses
A few tips for doing the wall sit pose