Kinetisense Newsletter

Version 11 , August 2022

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Workplace Wellness and Kinetisense

Are you interested in assessing workplace ergonomics or looking to implement workplace wellness screening for your employees? With Kinetisense, you have the ability to do both. 

Kinetisense’s Functional module calculates multiple joint angles in real time, assisting in determining the appropriate ergonomic position. Insights into the position of the wrist, elbow, shoulder, head, thoracic/lumbar spine, hip, and knee are provided. Propriety AI is utilized to analyze data in the frontal plane and transverse plane of these joints.

Kinetisense also helps to improve documentation quality and maximize efficiency with automatic reporting and CSV file exporting.

How to Connect Your iPhone or iPad to Your Big-Screen TV

(Originally published by TechHive)

Wireless Mirroring with AirPlay

The easiest way to mirror your iPhone or iPad to your TV is through Apple’s wireless AirPlay protocol. This allows you to either stream your entire screen’s contents straight to the TV.

While AirPlay used to require an Apple TV streaming box, it now works on most modern Roku devices, select LG TVs from 2018 onward, select Samsung TVs from 2018 onward, select Sony TVs, all Vizio SmartCast TVs, and 2020 Fire TV Edition TVs from Toshiba and Insignia.

Here’s how to mirror what’s on your iPhone or iPad display:

  • Ensure that both the TV device and iOS device are on the same Wi-Fi network. (For TVs with AirPlay support, make sure you’ve set up their smart TV software.)
  • If you have an iPhone X or newer or an iPad running iOS 12 or later, swipe down from the upper-right corner to reveal the Control Center. Otherwise, swipe up for Control Center instead.
  • Tap the screen mirroring button, which looks like two overlapping boxes.
  • Select your TV from the list. (If you have multiple AirPlay-compatible devices, consider labeling each one based on the room it’s in.)
  • On your iOS device, enter the four-digit code that appears on your TV screen. (By default, you’ll only need to do this once for each device.)
  • To disconnect from the TV, follow steps 1 through 3, and then select “Stop Mirroring” from the list.

To start mirroring your screen wirelessly to an Apple TV, just open Control Center and select “Screen Mirroring.”

Image: Jared Newman / IDG

Connect an iPhone or iPad with an HDMI Cable

While a wired HDMI adapter isn’t as convenient as AirPlay for screen mirroring, it’s a more straightforward way of connecting, especially if Wi-Fi is flaky or unavailable.

For an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with a Lightning connector, you can use Apple’s Lightning Digital AV adapter.

Setup is easy: Just plug the HDMI cable into your TV on one end and the adapter on the other, plug the Lightning cable into your iOS device, and set the TV to the appropriate input. You can also plug a charger into the adapter’s second Lightning port to keep your iOS device’s battery from draining.

Image: Jared Newman / IDG

How to Screen Mirror iPad to an Apple TV

(Originally published by TechSolutions)

  1. Open the Control Center.
  2. On the Control Center, tap Screen Mirroring.
  3. Select your Apple TV.
  4. If an AirPlay passcode appears on your TV screen, enter the passcode on your iOS device.


Understanding the Modified Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction in Balance (mCTSIB)

The Modified Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction in Balance (mCTSIB) is a test that is used to evaluate the ability of a patient to stand upright and maintain balance under a number of sensory conditions. When looking at the issue of falls amongst those in the elderly population, the impairment of the sensory systems used for balance is an important factor to consider (1). Research has shown that as individuals become older, declines in the function of the vestibular system, visual impairments, impaired somatic sensation, and impairment of the sensory systems involved with balance are all associated with a high risk of falls (1).

The mCTSIB consists of four specific test conditions. As Goble et al. (2019) describe, “the first condition is the “standard” test condition where all three sensory systems (proprioception, vision, and vestibular) are available to assist in maintaining balance and, therefore, the smallest amount of postural sway is expected. In condition two, the eyes are closed to temporarily eliminate visual feedback, thus, increasing reliance on proprioceptive and vestibular systems. Since proprioception is more heavily utilized for balance than the vestibular system, the typical perspective is that this condition largely measures the contribution of proprioception to balance. In the third condition, the visual and vestibular systems are available, but the proprioceptive system is compromised by having the individual being tested stand on a compliant foam surface. If there is a difficulty maintaining postural sway in this condition, the visual system is typically implicated given its preference over vestibular feedback for balance. In the fourth condition, the eyes are closed and the individual stands on foam. In this case, the visual and proprioceptive systems are compromised, shifting reliance to the vestibular system as the primary sensory source used to maintain balance” (2).


  1. Boonsinsukh, R., Khumnonchai, B., Saengsirisuwan, V., & Chaikeeree, N. (2020). The effect of the type of foam pad used in the modified clinical test of sensory interaction and balance (mctsib) on the accuracy in identifying older adults with fall history. Hong Kong Physiotherapy Journal, 40(02), 133–143.
  2. Goble, D. J., Brar, H., Brown, E. C., Marks, C. R. C., & Baweja, H. S. (2019). Normative data for the balance tracking system modified clinical test of sensory integration and balance protocol. Medical Devices: Evidence and Research, Volume 12, 183–191. 

Coming soon….

For Diamond Users

Mobility Indexes – Mobility indexes are included for each Timed Up and Go, 5x Sit to Stand, mCTSIB, and Gait assessment. These mobility indexes will apply to most age ranges and are not age specific.

Normative Data – Normative data sliders are included for each Timed Up and Go, 5x Sit to Stand, and Gait assessment. Normative data is age dependent and will apply to specific age ranges. This data will show up in the scorecard as well as reports.

mCTSIB – The Modified Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction in Balance (mCTSIB) is a pre-set workflow that includes 4 balance assessments. The test is used to identify any impairments to the different sensory systems involved with balance.