Kinetisense Newsletter

Version 10 , July 2022

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The Kinetisense Differentiator

Dr. Ryan Comeau co-founded Kinetisense after realizing there was an immediate need to provide movement specialists and clinicians with an objective analysis tool. Dr. Comeau recognized the immense gap between the human motion analysis systems that he worked with in undergraduate studies and the archaic assessment tools/techniques that practitioners were required to use. Dr. Comeau and fellow co-founder David Schnare created the first iteration of Kinetisense in 2015 with the goal of improving healthcare through improved assessment.

The Kinetisense Motion Capture Engine

The accuracy of Kinetisense as a clinical-grade markerless motion capture system is unmatched. Kinetisense understands that there are inherent “outlier” data points that enter the system from the tracking process, and these can affect the overall accuracy of the assessment. Kinetisense is the only markerless motion capture system that removes this outlier data in real-time through its advanced AI-driven motion capture engine. 

The Objectivity for Efficiency Trade-Off

As movement specialists, we require new technologies that will improve our processes and our overall quality of care. However, these systems cannot and will not fully integrate if they slow the clinician down. Kinetisense is a high-end assessment tool that makes the clinician more efficient and more objective. The system is easy to use, which allows for assessments to be conducted by a non-clinically trained staff member. This frees the practitioner up to spend more time in treatment with the patient.



The new Kinetisense iOS system has proven to be a game-changer. The portability within and outside of the clinic adds a whole new dimension to clinical motion capture assessment. Grow your clinic quickly and/or add new billables with the addition of the new Kinetisense V6 system.

Using Kinetisense on iPad in a Clinical Setting

With the release of our iOS solution, using Kinetisense in a clinical setting has never been easier. The portable design of the iPad allows for it to be moved and set up in any treatment room.

When it comes to setting up the iPad on a table, the Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro is the perfect accessory to have. For users switching from the Intel camera to Kinetisense on iPad, use your current tripod and purchase a tripod mount adapter. Another option would be to use an adjustable gooseneck floor stand.  

Please refer to the iPad starter document for links to each of the suggested accessories and to see the new updates that have been made to the Kinetisense software!

iPad Starter Document:

Kinetisense on iPad – Tips for Improving the User Experience

1. Charging iPad while using it

There is nothing wrong with using the iPad while it is charging, but try to avoid running any high graphics games or applications when doing so. This can cause the iPad to become very hot and may damage the battery over time. Kinetisense is considered to be a high graphics application, so avoid using it while charging the iPad.

2. Do not run assessments on low power mode

During Low Power Mode:

  • Display refresh rate is limited to up to 60Hz on iPhone and iPad models with ProMotion display. Those devices include the iPhone 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max, iPad Pro 10.5-inch, iPad Pro 11-inch, and iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation) and later.
  • Low Power Mode disables 5G on iPhone 12 series (except for video streaming and large downloads).
  • Background App Refresh is turned off.
  • Display brightness is reduced.
  • Auto-Lock defaults to 30 seconds.
  • Some visual effects are affected or reduced.
  • iCloud Photos gets temporarily paused.
  • Automatic downloads are disabled.
  • Email fetch is disabled.
  • CPU may be throttled down by as much as forty percent.

It is not recommended to run Kinetisense assessments when on Low Power mode. The Kinetisense application will be slow and may freeze if run on Lower Power Mode.

3. Updating IpadOS

Upgrading to the latest version of iOS or iPadOS software provides the latest features, security updates, and bug fixes.

Go to Settings > General > Software Update.

The screen shows the currently installed version of iPadOS and whether an update is available.

4. iPad Accessories


Kinetisense at Parker Seminars Orlando

Kinetisense is a proud sponsor of Parker Seminars and recently attended the latest seminar in Orlando, Florida. Parker Seminars provide a variety of continuing-education experiences for both the Doctor of Chiropractic and chiropractic assistant. This event also includes the largest expo in the profession, where vendors display the latest industry products and technologies. After 7 years of development, it was exciting to finally be able to share our new iOS solution with the chiropractic community!

Huge thanks to all that visited our booth and supported us!

Examining Gait Speed and the Link to Fall Risk

Falls are widely considered to be an increasingly serious public health problem. In addition to being a known cause of injury and death, falls can lead to declines in mobility and self-imposed limitations on daily activities and socialization (1, 2).

Balance and gait impairments in older individuals have been shown to contribute to an increased risk of falling (3). One parameter of gait that has received considerable attention is gait speed. “In older adults, evidence suggests that gait speed can predict several adverse outcomes, including mortality, functional dependence, well-being, cognitive decline, and frailty” (4). As individuals age, gait becomes slower and step length becomes shorter (2, 5). Slower gaits have been shown to be directly associated with an increased fall risk (2). As a result, gait speed is a key variable that health professionals can focus on to differentiate between elderly fallers and non-fallers.

Kinetisense provides an objective, efficient, and easy to use tool that can reproducibly analyze multiple gait parameters (including gait speed) that have been found to be indicative of functionality and subsequently one’s risk of fall. Being able to accurately detect those who are more likely to fall will allow practitioners to determine if a patient requires intervention, and will ultimately aid in the prevention of injury, loss of quality of life, and possibly even death.


    1. World Health Organization. (2021, April 26). Falls. World Health Organization.
    2. Espy, D. D., Yang, F., Bhatt, T., & Pai, Y.-C. (2010). Independent influence of gait speed and step length on stability and fall risk. Gait & Posture, 32(3), 378–382.
    3. Black S.E., Maki B.E., & Fernie G.R. (1993). Aging, imbalance and falls. In J.A. Sharpe & H.O. Barber (Eds.), The vestibulo-ocular reflex and vertigo (pp. 317-335). Raven Press.
    4. Kasović, M., Štefan, L., & Štefan, A. (2021). Normative data for gait speed and height norm speed in ≥ 60-year-old men and women. Clinical Interventions in Aging, Volume 16, 225–230. 
    5. Kwon, M.-S., Kwon, Y.-R., Park, Y.-S., & Kim, J.-W. (2018). Comparison of gait patterns in elderly fallers and non-fallers. Technology and Health Care, 26, 427–436.