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Steady as she goes


In June, Apple introduced yet another feature that turns its devices into health-tracking tools. The new “walking steadiness” score for iPhones will track an opted-in user’s stride over time, delivering a popup letting them know if they’re especially at risk of a fall — a leading risk of injury in those over 65 that can have cascading and devastating impacts. But as with other consumer-facing device features, the score isn’t a clinical tool. So once a user gets notified, what should they do next?

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