Your iPhone can tell you how likely you are to fall in the next 12 months

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It’s important to check this feature out – as it can alert you to “illness or injury”.

Apple lets you track all your mobility analytics

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Apple lets you track all your mobility analytics

Your walking stability can even be set as a notification alert

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Your walking stability can even be set as a notification alert

This could be a sign of an illness that was previously unknown to you.

This feature uses the fact that you carry Iphone in your pocket.

So it’s very easy for Apple’s technology to track how you’re walking.

Inside Apple In the health app, you’ll find a special stat called Walking Stability.

“This is an estimate of your stability while walking,” explains Apple.

“Your stability is also related to your risk of falling.

“As stability goes down, the risk of falls increases.

“Stability walking is not an indicator of your likelihood of falling at any given time, but rather an overall sense of your risk of falling over the next 12 months.”

It works when you carry your iPhone in your pocket or in a cradle near your waist.

If you’ve set up notifications, you’ll also be alerted when your stability level is “low or very low”.

Receiving a low steady-state warning can be a good reason to check with your doctor.

Of course, it’s worth remembering that you can still have a bad problem even if Apple doesn’t warn you.

Don’t assume elderly loved ones are safe because they score high on stability.

The feature is only there to flag when there might be a problem – a good time to see a medical professional.

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But Steady Walking isn’t the only walking metric your iPhone can track.

In fact, it can also track your walking asymmetry, average walking speed, step length, double assist time, and stair ascending and descending speed.

Asymmetrical gait indicates whether you have an even or irregular gait.

“In a healthy walking pattern, the duration of the steps you take with each foot is very similar,” explains Apple.

“Asymmetrical walking is the percentage of the time that your steps are faster or slower with one foot than with the other.

“This means that the lower the percentage of asymmetry, the healthier your walking pattern.”

Apple adds: “Irregular walking patterns, such as a limp, can be a sign of illness, injury, or other health problems.

“Standard or symmetrical walking is often an important physical therapy goal when recovering from an injury.”

Also interesting is Double Support Time, which is the time both your feet stay on the ground while walking.

The lower the value, the more time you spend with your weight on one leg rather than too much.

This could be a sign of a better balance, according to Apple.

It will change naturally depending on the terrain and can increase with age.

Changes in strength, coordination, and balance can affect your bipedal contact time.

You should check the Health app to see if there are any sudden or significant changes to your walking habits.

And if you’re concerned about your health, see a medical professional for a checkup.

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