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Inaugural NEXT Summit a Success!

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Inaugural NEXT Summit a Success!

On August 5, VirtuSense Technologies invited healthcare thought leaders to its exclusive, inaugural New Evolution in Healthcare Technology Summit, also known as NEXT Summit, to..

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Providing a New Outlook on Skilled Nursing 

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) are often seen as the last resort in the continuum of care for older adults. But what if we could change that perspective, and instead of it..

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The Importance of Lower Body Strength as We Age 

There are three officially recognized systems that contribute to a person's balance and fall risk. They consist of our vision (what we see and our orientation to the horizon),..

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5 Times Sit-to-Stand: A Predictor for Fall Risk

The Five Time Sit-to-Stand Test or 5XSTS is a geriatric standardized testing tool developed to assess specific sit-to-stand transfers and lower extremity strength. It has the..

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4 Ways AI is the Future of Hospitals

(This article was originally published at HealthIT Outcomes.)

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VirtuSense Named as a Tech Company to Watch by BuiltIn Chicago

BuiltIn Chicago released its "Summer Tech Watch: 30 Chicago Companies to Know," and VirtuSense made the list! "The Chicago-based companies featured here are unique in many ways,..

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Clinical Significance of the TUG Assessment

TUG or Timed Up and Go is a standardized screening tool designed to measure the mobility and fall risk of older adults. It was originally introduced as the “get up and go” in 1986..

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Gait Analysis: Why is Step Length Important?

In part one, we defined cadence and gait speed and how they impact falls.  While these two variables have a high impact on fall risk, there are other variables that can be..

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Gait Quality: Reaching Functional Independence in Older Adults

Ever wonder why elderly people tend to fall more? How can a person's mobility impact their quality of life? As physical therapists, these are questions we try to answer for our..

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The Lifecycle of Senior Living: An Ecosystem of Care

With VSTAlert’s new senior living functionality, VirtuSense has created fall prevention that extends to all stages of senior care. By blending the long-term effects of VSTBalance..

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