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Parliament House Feb 2018
Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie has provided the Balance Mat with an exciting showcase opportunity inside Australian Parliament House, Canberra. Watch the video At a health policy forum on 14 February 2018, Dr Gillespie encouraged his colleagues to test their balance on the Balance Mat, which was displayed prominently during the event. As former...
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Goodwin adopts Balance Mat
Canberra aged care provider Goodwin has successfully used the Balance Mat to test the balance of 37 residents at Ainslie. Goodwin is a community-based not-for-profit organisation providing Canberra and regional communities with independent living villages, in-home care and residential aged care facilities at four locations: Ainslie, Crace, Farrer and Monash. Balance Mat General Manager Ian...
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networking inspires young inventors
Balance Mat’s Sylvia Tulloch and Ian Bergman were delighted to accept an invitation to be part of the National Questacon Invention Convention on 17 January 2018. Ms Tulloch and Ms Bergman attended a “networking night” as mentors to 25 high school students from across Australia with an interest in innovation. The young people travelled to...
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Stage set for chi & harmony
The Balance Mat is assisting some of Canberra’s older Chinese community members to create harmony in health, body and mind. Based on the Chinese cultural value of harmony or “chi,” the Harmony Club is a 12-week program of meaningful activities for Chinese seniors focusing on health, “reablement” and positive ageing. Starting on 31 October 2017,...
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LASA
Balance Mat General Manager Ian Bergman met many potential clients at the Leading Aged Services Australia (LASA) exhibition on the Gold Coast on Tuesday. Billed as the “largest aged services networking event in the southern hemisphere,” the LASA national congress provided a forum for industry leaders, managers and practitioners to come together, learn, celebrate, network...
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Balance Mat backs Strength for Life 50+
The Balance Mat is forming an integral part of two pilot programs to be run in South Australia. With funding from Health SA, the Council on the Ageing SA (COTA SA) plans to conduct two ‘Strength for Life 50+’ programs. On 28 September, COTA SA Manager Strength for Life Jeanette Richards took delivery of two...
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$30,000 grant to make essential data tool
The Balance Mat business has been awarded a $30,000 grant to develop a data management system. A project to run for nine months to 31 March 2018 will be undertaken to address the current Balance Mat limitation of requiring healthcare professionals to record data manually. Under an ACT Government’s Innovation Connect grant, a data management...
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PSI has entered a partnership with the University of Canberra (UC) Faculty of Health to test the Balance Mat against other methods of balance measurement. Associate Professor Jamie Gaida and Assistant Professor Wayne Spratford will lead a study to document the reproducibility of measurements obtained from the PSI balance mat against existing methods of balance measurement. These comprise force platforms, motion analysis and...
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test your balance
Trials of the LED Sensormat™ conducted since July 2016 have proved the prototype mat can accurately measure people’s movements whilst standing. “Over the past three months we progressively developed prototypes and tested them with different people,” PSI CEO Ian Bergman said. “We’d stand a fit person on the sensor mat and their score would be low while people with poor...
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COTA ladies
PSI has begun developing early prototypes of a sensor mat that can measure how much a person is swaying while standing. It follows advice from the Council on the Ageing (COTA) ACT that there is a real need for a simple, easy and reliable tool that can determine the falls risk of elderly people. Research conducted by PSI confirmed that preventable...
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