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 six were aged over 60. The median age was 72 and the eldest was 95.
Forty people, most with high scores (over 20) indicating poor balance signed up to participate in a research project to be conducted by the University of Canberra to validate the effectiveness of the Balance Mat against current balance testing methods.