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.
COMPAS-W Wellbeing Scale
The COMPAS-W Scale of Wellbeing© (Gatt et al., 2014) is a 26-item composite scale of wellbeing. It provides a composite measure of Total Wellbeing in terms of both subjective or “hedonic wellbeing”, and psychological or “eudaimonic” wellbeing.
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.