Moving ahead in 2017
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.
PSI has now created a robot whose job it is to ensure consistent scores from mat to mat. During University of Canberra testing of the Balance Mat it emerged that some sort of mechanised process was required to calibrate the mats. “It’s important for all the mat scores to read
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.
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
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
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
The new Balance Mat product from PSI proved popular with almost 200 older Australians who were keen to test their balance at an exhibition in Canberra during Seniors Week 2017. On 23 March 2017, 179 people queued throughout the day to have their balance tested on the mat. All but
The University of Canberra (UC) has entered a research relationship with PSI under the Innovation Vouchers Program to test the Balance Mat against other methods of balance measurement. Associate Professor Jamie Gaida and Assistant Professor Wayne Spratford from the UC Faculty of Health will lead a study that will document