iStand Falls Prevention Exercise Program
by HoliVision, Inc.
HoliVision, Inc., specializes in falls prevention exercise and education for seniors, and the latest technology and designs in walking aids for rehabilitation and mobility.
Since 2009, the HoliVision team has been busy designing a line of modernized walking aids in an effort to bring canes and walkers out of the Stone Age, and into the modern era of design and technology. Creating more stable and easy-to-use walking aids brought the issue of falls among seniors to the forefront for Mazy Holiday, COO of HoliVision and creator of the iStand Falls Prevention® Exercise Program. She recognized that falls prevention for seniors is a critical necessity, and began developing a mobile application that incorporated programs with the highest demonstrated return rate on reducing falls.
The iStand Falls Prevention Exercise Program is the first mobile application for a simple exercise routine to help millions of seniors who are at risk for, and who experience life-threatening falls every year. The program utilizes a technology that can easily reach seniors who own a computer or tablet, and incorporates two of the most highly-recommended exercise programs in the world, Tai Chi and the Otago Exercise Program (OEP). OEP was designed by specialists at Otago University in New Zealand. The innovative iStand program is also available on DVD. iStand teaches simple activities and movements modeled on Tai Chai and OEP that seniors can perform to improve balance, strength, and awareness - in an effort to minimize their risk of falls. iStand is designed so that physical therapists can guide participants through the program in both individual and group settings, and includes exercise routines that seniors can do at home. Even seniors who are frail will benefit from the stretching and movements as long as they have a caretaker with them.
Because of the lack of nationwide and organized dissemination of falls prevention programs for seniors, digital technology has become the clear and obvious solution for seniors, particularly those on a limited income and those who can’t or don’t leave the house regularly. Since an estimated 33 million seniors own a computer, 15 million own a tablet, and most have DVD players with their television, a mobile app and DVD can reach millions of seniors who can benefit from this program. The iStand mobile app for iPad is one component of a larger nationwide program that includes physical therapy to be launched later this year. With iStand, a greater number of seniors will now have immediate access to these programs that weren’t so easily available before. For more information about iStand, visit www.iStandFit.com
For more information about HoliVision and their product offerings, visit www.holivision.com.