Smart Phone App Garners AARP Innovation Award

eft to right is Doug Wajda (KCH), Ruth Franklin Sosnoff (college of Business), Jake Sosnoff (KCH) and Jason Fanning (KCH).

left to right is Doug Wajda (KCH), Ruth Franklin Sosnoff (college of Business), Jake Sosnoff (KCH) and Jason Fanning (KCH).

The Department of Kinesiology and Community Health received some exciting news regarding health technology that is being developed in the lab of Dr. Jake Sosnoff.  Douglas Wajda and Jason Fanning, graduate students in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, and Ruth Franklin Sosnoff, a graduate student in the College of Business, have received the AARP Innovation Award for developing a smart phone app that measures and monitors fall risk in older adults. Mentored by Dr. Sosnoff in the KCH Motor Control Lab, the three submitted a business venture based on the app to the Cozad New Venture Competition, where they were among the top 18 out of more than 120 teams.
 

The Innovation Award is given by the AARP Foundation to proposals that best address one of the following needs of low-income older adults: access to adequate and nutritious food; to live safely, independently, and comfortably in functional and affordable homes; to increase and/or maintain income; or to enjoy the positive health outcomes of strong and sustaining social bonds.
 
Read more about the about the AARP Innovation Award.
 

Congratulations to Dr. Sosnoff and his team on this outstanding honor!