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A new app for smartphones was designed by Rutgers University students to help reduce the number of falls of elderly people. The technology used in the application helps assess balance while the individual is doing any number of activities- sitting, walking, standing. The next step of the research will identify when and where risky movements occur.

“This will help us better understand the mechanisms involved when people lose their balance and allow us to intervene to avoid people putting themselves in those situations,” Gray-Miceli says.

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