Tools and Apps
The Falls clinic have also developed FallScreen©, a falls risk calculator. It has two forms: a short form and a long form. The short form is designed as a screening instrument suitable for General Practice surgeries, acute hospitals, and long-term care institutions. It takes only 15 minutes to administer and contains five items: a single assessment of vision, peripheral sensation, lower limb strength, reaction time and body sway.
Researchers at NeuRA have developed novel apps to assist their research. This includes apps that assess a person’s fear of falling, their stability, how much exercise they get and their posture. To see a list of currently available apps please click here.