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Walking Steadiness is a helpful tool for older folks to know their risk of falling. Here’s how to turn on walking steadiness notifications in iOS 16.
Available on iPhone 8 or later and iOS 15 or later, Walking Steadiness uses algorithms to track metrics such as walking speed, step length, walking asymmetry, and double support time.
These are classified to provide an overall score of OK, Low, or Very Low to give a risk of falling during the next 12 months. In addition, the Health app provides exercises to help improve walking steadiness.
- OK – At this level, walking steadiness is normal and there is no risk of falling in the next 12 months.
- Low – At this level, walking steadiness has declined to a level where there is an increased risk of falling in the next 12 months.
- Very Low – At this level, walking steadiness is very unstable, and there is a high risk of falling in the next 12 months.