Stepscan Technologies has debuted a new mobility assessment tool that specifically addresses falls in hospitals and long-term care facilities.

Stepscan® gait and balance technology is currently being used in for general rehabilitation, pre-surgery planning and post-operative assessment of children with cerebral palsy, stroke rehabilitation, concussion screening and fitting of prosthetic limbs. Last year, it was approached by a Canadian long-term care facility to develop a specific fall assessment software report, said Crystal Trevors, Stepscan Technologies owner and founder.

“The resulting Stepscan mobility assessment tool is capable of measuring and tracking irregularities in gait and balance, easily and quickly identifying residents or hospitalized patients who are at high risk for falling,” she said. “Stepscan also presents a screening and monitoring tool that demonstrates duty of care in ensuring patient and resident safety and wellbeing. I am confident that Stepscan will be a valuable addition to any fall prevention and monitoring programs any organization currently has in place.”

Stepscan is based in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island.