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!
The foundation of Nymbl Science is years of clinical research into the science of balance by Dr JP Farcy. He determined that balance can be improved through isometric exercises (such as one legged stands) as well as cognitive exercises (such as solving math problems or learning new language). But when you combine the two simultaneously, called “dual tasking”, you get an accelerated effect.
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The Academy Senior Living Community in Boulder, Colorado, prides itself on its community and the active life style of its residents. So when Nymbl approached them to pilot an innovative program to essentially turn the Academy into a living lab for balance improvement, they said “lets do it!”.
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