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App of the Week: Nymbl

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Summary of app features: This company aims to prevent damaging falls through mobile balance training. After an initial mobile evaluation modified from the CDC’s STEADI Initiative, the app provides users with short, personalized balance exercises. Completing many exercises over time produces a report with progress data that can be shared with clinicians to inform their care.

This app is useful for: patients with balance problems. Neurologists, geriatricians, and otolaryngologists can arrange Nymbl access for their patients by contacting them through their website.

Good User Review: “Our age group is so prone to falling, and this could help us immeasurably. It is the best thing that has come down the pipe that I have ever heard of.” - Alice B. on the Nymbl Website

Limitations: The app currently isn’t available for widespread commercial use, limiting its use in the general patient population. In order to obtain the app, a healthcare organization or clinician needs to reach out to the company before installing the app.

Alternatives: No other app provides balance training that is tailored towards patients. However, there are other general fitness apps with exercises without the tracking features of Nymbl, such as Simply Yoga or Stability and Balance Training.

Download: After acquiring an account through their website, download Nymbl Training for free on the App Store or on Google Play.

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