Nymbl named finalist for Best Mobile Innovation for Health and Biotech by GSMA

We’re excited to announce that Nymbl Science has been selected as a finalist in the GSMA’s 2020 Global Mobile (GLOMO) Awards, the premier global competition for mobile technology and solutions, for Best Mobile Innovation for Health and Biotech! Other finalists in this category include Samsung, Ericsson, and Vimplecom.

The GLOMO Awards celebrate key innovations and achievements from across the mobile industry each year. They are a part of GSMA’s Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest annual conference on all things mobile (with over 100,000 attendees each year in Barcelona).

The GLOMO Awards judging panel is comprised of more than 300 leading industry and subject matter experts, analysts, journalists, academics, and mobile operator representatives from across the world. According to the GSMA, the Best Mobile Innovation for Health and Biotech award recognizes:

“the broad range of innovation and advances in the growth and development of mobile connectivity to support the healthcare eco-system. This includes all aspects of mobile medical healthcare products, services, solutions and applications that are emerging today, from de-centralised access to health services and remote diagnosis solutions, chronic disease management and healthcare monitoring to treatment compliance health coaching as well as everyday lifestyle apps for well-being and fitness.”

We are honored to be recognized as a pioneer in the mobile world, and to be included in this list of finalists which are globally recognized mobile companies. This prominent nomination validates our approach to solving one of today’s biggest healthcare challenges.

Nymbl grows: Laura ‘Lo’ Schroeder joins marketing team

Laura – better known as Lo – is proud to join Nymbl’s team of innovators as our Digital Marketing Manager.
 
An innovator herself, Lo’s passion is perfectly in alignment with our mission to prevent 1 million falls. She has spent nearly a decade in healthcare – where her true passion is helping improve the lives of others through education and empowerment.
 
Throughout her marketing career, she’s successfully navigated through various industries – ranging from home service to healthcare. Her expertise lies in B2B marketing, developing marketing strategies, driving brand growth, and increasing company profits.
 
When she’s not working meticulously to get Nymbl in the hands of all older adults, she’s chasing around her two sons, camping in the mountains, sipping on craft beers, listening to far too many true crime podcasts, and decorating sugar cookies.
 

Nymbl continues to grow: John Sereda joins sales team

The Nymbl team keeps expanding! We are thrilled to bring on John Sereda as an Account Executive.

John is an experienced Healthcare Account Executive, and the industry knowledge he brings is incredibly valuable to the sales team.

His experience stems from his time at TriZetto, a Cognizant company. He started as a Sales Support Specialist and rose all the way to Platinum Accounts Manager. Within that role he helped grow existing account revenue by 33%.

John also has an MBA from Daniels College of Business, focusing on entrepreneurship and values-based leadership. Outside of work John enjoys  traveling the world and skiing in the nearby Rocky Mountains.

We can’t wait to witness the relationships John forms and maintains in the healthcare space!

 

Nymbl grows: Jimi Dodge joins the engineering team

As we start 2020 here at Nymbl, there are many things ahead we are excited about, one of them being the newest addition to our team!

Introducing Jimi Dodge, our newest (and probably fastest) team member. Jimi is a skilled software developer who will no doubt play a key role in our mission of preventing 1 million falls. His contributions to the front and back end of Nymbl’s software will truly impact the older adults we serve.

Jimi worked in a fellow Catalyst HTI office at Terumo BCT for 19.5 years, working his way from a Junior Software Developer all the way to Software Engineering Manager. His largest contribution to Terumo BCT (among many) was creating the safety subsystem on their flagship therapeutic apheresis medical device.

In his free time Jimi enjoys running, skiing and traveling with his wife. His fastest marathon time is 3 hours and 53 minutes, and his fastest 5K time is 22 minutes! We are excited to try to keep up with you Jimi!

Aging2.0 hosted a webinar all about fall prevention

Aging2.0 webinar on fall prevention.

On Wednesday, November 6th, Dr. Nathan Estrada of Nymbl Science teamed up with Jayne Keller, VP of Senior Living at Christian Living and Cappella Living Solutions, and Karen Brown, CEO of iAging, to host an Aging2.0 webinar all about fall prevention.

First off, we would like to thank Karen Brown for organizing the webinar and facilitating such a meaningful conversation about fall prevention. Thank you as well to Jayne Keller. Her insights on fall prevention in senior living, were very valuable to attendees exploring how to best serve their older adults. And thank you to the many participants who joined us! The questions that were asked showed how forward-thinking people are in the senior care space.

Topics covered:

  • The evolution of fall prevention from 30 years ago to today
  • How what we “knew” directed what we did, but we “know” different now
  • How the unintended consequence of fall education can be FEAR
  • The changing behaviors of older adults and how that impacts expectations
  • Review of current evidence that balance is a reflex and requires a change in training

If you were unable to make the webinar, we recorded it and published for you to view and use as a resource when exploring the evolving fall prevention methods.

Nymbl Closes Oversubscribed Series Seed Funding Round

Nymbl closed our Series Seed Funding Round today, bringing $1.55 million of working capital into the company. The round was oversubscribed.

The funds will be used for 1) scaling up our sales and account development team in the Senior Living marketplace, where we are already seeing significant traction and growth and, 2) managing our Medicare Advantage Launches in 4 markets in January.

“We are excited by the strong reception we saw for Nymbl’s mission and investment opportunity”, commented Ed Likovich, CEO. “Our investors related to the mission of preventing 1 million falls and are excited to see a company that could focus on solving a major healthcare problem while also offering a strong business model that can drive increased investor value. With the additional funds, we can now be laser-focused on accelerate growth in our target markets.”

The round was led by Rockies Venture Club (RVC).

“Friends don’t let Friends Fall” partnership with SCLHealth Lutheran Medical Center seeing high engagement

Dr. Nathan Estrada from Nymbl teaching “dual-tasking” balance exercises at “Friends don’t let Friends Fall” orientation

Nine months ago, Nymbl and SCL Health Lutheran Medical Center launched the “Friends don’t let Friends Fall” program in conjunction with the Arvada Fire Protection District to fight the epidemic of falls that is noted to be the number one reason for emergency medical calls.

This innovative program borrowed ideas from the Netherlands, where the country has seen significant fall reduction by removing fall hazards in people’s homes and training them about fall dangers on an obstacle course. The course is designed to increase confidence rather than feed the fear of falling. All participants were given the Nymbl Training App for use free of charge so that they could train their balance in their own homes long term.

So far, the program has surpassed expectations in terms of engagement and outcomes. We have seen excellent engagement – older adults not only will use the Nymbl balance training, but they make it a habit because it’s fun, can be done in 10 minutes, and is easy to use. Typically engagement in programs is only 5% of older adults participating. The Nymbl digital solution overcomes this barrier to success by making it readily available in a person’s home. We have seen over 50% of the attendees using the balance training in the privacy of their own home. Most encouragingly, an incredible 34% of the older adults are using the app at the therapeutic dose (meaning enough to have a known improvement in balance). Members of the FDLFF program have done over 7000 exercises, totalling more than 190 hours of exercises!

Chuck Ault from SCL kicking off the program with at the Arvada Fire Protection District Training Center

Chuck Ault, Regional Director, Community Health Improvement at SCL Health commented, “Our partnership with Nymbl allows our participants to continue balance training even after they have left our program. This extends our impact and amplifies our mission to create the opportunity for older adults to age in place by preventing injury from falls.”

Plotting all of the falls in Arvada showed “clusters” near Senior Communities

Nymbl’s partnership with SCL Health has begun to impact the community as a whole. For instance, a plotting of falls in Arvada by the fire department showed that a “cluster” of falls were occurring at or near the Springwood Retirement Community. Many of the residents went through the program, and it was expanded to include daily classes in the community. Kaiona Gardon, Activities Director at Springwood, has seen a tremendous change in the community because of Nymbl. “I see more interaction between residents. They are now talking about fall prevention amongst each other. They are inviting their friends who have never been to Nymbl class. There is an ‘excitement’ in the air that wasn’t there before Nymbl. Most importantly, I see our residents encouraged about their future. I know how disheartening it has been to see other residents falling and being taken away by the paramedics. Nymbl has given our residents hope.”

Nymbl believes our partnership with SCL Health has had a significant positive impact in Arvada. A partnership like this is a great example of healthcare, healthtech and communities working together to make a real difference.

Nymbl Supports Fall Prevention Day!

Today is arguably our biggest day of the year – the day that is dedicated nationwide to preventing falls among older adults.

To support the day, we worked closely with all of our communities to come up with special events, classes and competitions to spread the word that FALLS CAN BE PREVENTED and to encourage participation.

Here’s a message from one of our communities – what a great group!!

We’re interested in what you’re doing for fall prevention day – please send us pictures of any programs you’ve run!