ActiveStep was developed through a partnership between Mark D. Grabiner, Ph.D, director of the Clinical Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Simbex, a bioengineering firm focused on medical device and consumer health product design and development.
Dr. Grabiner’s 20+ year history of funded research by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) focused on studying the biomechanics of falls. His research indicated that a clinical intervention could reduce the incidence of falls in the older adult population. Simbex obtained funding through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program for translation of Dr. Grabiner’s research into a commercial product, ActiveStep® .
From 2008 to 2022, Active Step was available as a research and clinical tool, facilitating groundbreaking fall research and improving lives through fall-recovery training.
For more info regarding Simbex’s development of ActiveStep, click here.