Kinetisense Newsletter

Version 9 , June 2022

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Diamond Licensing and Geriatric Screening

Kinetisense is now offering a comprehensive geriatric screening protocol that incorporates normative data. Modules such as 5x Sit to Stand, Timed Up and Go, Risk of Fall Gait, Balance, and Posture are included in the diamond license. These modules allow for an individual’s risk of fall to be assessed objectively. Trend data also allows for functionality changes to be tracked over multiple years.

Both the Timed Up and Go and 5x Sit to Stand module take only seconds to complete. The only equipment required is a standard height chair placed at the appropriate distance away from the camera. Kinetisense tracks the exact time it takes to complete the assessment, as well as other factors that have an impact on the overall functionality of an individual. When the assessment is completed, a score is automatically generated based off normative data.

For each assessment, additional data is collected in the transverse plane and frontal plane for the practitioner’s use. Kinetisense also allows for multiple reports to be generated, making it easy to gain a complete understanding of an older adult’s functionality.

Kinetisense has an updated diamond user manual that contains additional information on these new modules such as distance parameters and set up instructions. Please refer to the link below.

  1. Posture pg. 24
  2. Balance pg. 39
  3. Risk of Fall Gait pg. 46
  4. 5x Sit to Stand pg. 50
  5. Timed up and Go pg. 54

iPad Set Up Guidelines

Kinetisense assessments have never been easier to complete. The streamlined design of the iPad allows for it to be moved and set up in any treatment room.

With the new leveling kit included in the Kinetisense iPad edition, setting up the iPad is simple. Lateral and anterior/posterior tilts are automatically detected, and a small “x” will appear on the screen if the camera is not level. Once the camera is in the correct position, the “x” will disappear. The guidelines for camera height are the same as for the desktop version of Kinetisense. The iPad camera should be set at about hip level (3-4 feet up from the ground).

For ease of use and increased accuracy, Kinetisense provides a list of suggested tripods/stands that work well with iPad. Please contact us if you would like more information.

Portrait and Horizontal view can be adjusted by holding the iPad vertically or horizontally. The portrait view can be used to a practitioner’s advantage when in smaller spaces. The camera on the iPad can capture more of the person with less required space.

For ease of use and increased accuracy, a tripod or stand is recommended. Some suggested stands for iPad can be found on amazon: Goose neck floor stand Commercial table top stand Tripod mount adapter

Lidar Sensor and iPad Requirements

What is LiDAR?

(Originally published by AppleInsider)

At the most basic level, LiDAR is a time-of-flight system that shoots low-power lasers at an environment. Using the reflections, it calculates the distance to objects and points in the environment, and creates an accurate 3D depth map or rendering based on the results.

Apple’s own proprietary take on it, simply dubbed the LiDAR Scanner, likely has a few more tricks up its sleeve. 

The iPad Pro LiDAR Scanner is used to create depth mapping points that, when combined with camera and motion sensor data, can create a “more detailed understanding of a scene” according to Apple.

Ipad Requirements

    • 11-INCH OR 12.9 INCH DISPLAY

Kinetisense’s proprietary SDK has paired with Apple’s Lidar sensor, review our University validation studies on the Vault.


Todd Carling and Fellowship Square-Mesa

Fellowship Square-Mesa is making great strides to protect senior living residents with a fall protection program that utilizes Kinetisense. In May 2022, Arizona LeadingAge awarded Fellowship Square-Mesa with their Best Practices Award. Todd Carling has been the business development & tech advisor at Fellowship Square-Mesa for 5 years. Todd and his team have taken practical steps to reduce fall risk in older adults through the implementation of technologies such Kinetisense and Amazon’s Alexa.

In the early detection program, residents complete a gait assessment and are categorized as being at either a high risk of falling or a moderate to low risk of falling based on Kinetisense’s automatic outputs and overall risk of fall score. Additional assessments such as balance are used to provide a better picture of the resident’s overall functional capacity. Fellowship Square-Mesa also provides a number of therapy programs that help to address compensation patterns and track medications and their side effects.

Todd and his team are currently in the discovery phase of using technology to better understand why and how falls occur at home. Through the use of sensors, they are able to determine where falls most commonly occur and what activity the senior is doing when they do fall.

Learn more about technology in senior living communities with Todd Carling by clicking the hyperlink.

Congratulations Todd and thank you for choosing Kinetisense!

Understanding the Timed Up and Go and 5x Sit to Stand Test

Balance and gait impairments in older individuals have been shown to contribute to an increased risk of falling (1). Two tests that are often used to assess risk of fall are the timed up & go (TUG) test and the 5x times sit to stand (5xSTS) test. In the field of geriatric medicine, the TUG test is commonly used to examine balance, gait speed, and functional ability that would be required for the performance of basic activities of daily living (2). The TUG test is referenced in the fall prevention guidelines from the American Geriatric Society, the British Geriatric Society, and the Nordic Geriatricians Meeting as a test that can be used to screen for the presence of gait and balance disorders in older adults (2). Similarly, the 5xSTS test is often used to examine postural control and lower limb muscular strength (3). It has been recommended that primary care health care providers include the 5xSTS test in their screening procedure to help determine the fall risk of elderly patients (3).

Identifying older individuals who are at a greater risk of falling is a necessary first step when developing fall-prevention strategies. Kinetisense’s TUG and 5xSTS modules are an objective and efficient tool that can be used to quantify fall risk. 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.

Normative Data Coming Soon


    1. 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.
    1. Beauchet, O., Fantino, B., Allali, G., Muir, S. W., Montero-Odasso, M., & Annweiler, C. (2011). Timed up and go test and risk of falls in older adults: A systematic review. The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, 15(10), 933–938.
    1. Wallmann, H. W., Evans, N. S., Day, C., & Neelly, K. R. (2012). Interrater reliability of the five-times-sit-to-stand test. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 25(1), 13–17.

It’s HERE!!! Kinetisense on iPad Pro

A Portable Clinical Biomechanics Lab at Your Fingertips

Kinetisense takes markerless 3D clinical assessment to the next level with the release of Kinetisense 360 on iPad Pro. We are the first iPad-based clinical motion capture system to be used on the iPad Pro. Over 7 years of development have gone into the recent Kinetisense 360 iOS system release, completely revolutionizing clinical assessment by no longer requiring a laptop or sensor.

Take your portable biomechanics lab with you anywhere. Assess at the clinic, the gym, and the playing field. With over 15 modules at your fingertips, this assessment system allows for an advanced approach to therapy and training.

Assessment drives new patients and new patients drive revenue. You will never have an assessment tool as efficient as Kinetisense. The ability to have a portable assessment system allows you to differentiate your clinic/training facility from others. Patients and clients will also be amazed by your system.

Kinetisense has made our iPad solution the most accurate Lidar-tablet-based system on the market. With the implementation of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Learning, our proprietary Motion Capture Engine and SDK greatly enhance the accuracy of the iPad system in comparison to the ARKit Apple tracking system.

Kinetisense is able to accurately track human motion and capture “hidden joints” through the advanced AI of the system, all with a single front-facing 3D lidar iPad sensor.