Kinetisense Newsletter

March 2024

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How Technology and Fall Risk go hand in hand

Christian Care & Kinetisense

Attendees

Tess Zinger, Todd Carling

Tess Zinger: Hi Todd, how are you?

Todd Carling: Hey, good. How are you?.

Tess Zinger: I’m great. I’m thankful to be here with you this morning. I’m here interviewing Todd Carling from Christian Care at the fellowship Square Mesa location. Todd Carling has been the business development and Tech advisor for Fellowship Square Mesa for seven years. Now, the square Mesa team has taken practical steps to reduce Falls in older adults through the implementation of Technologies with kineticans and Amazon’s Alexa in 2020 Fellowship Square Mason received two prestigious Awards, the Leading Age Innovation award and the SRP excellence and Innovation award fast forward two years. The fellowship Square Mesa was honored once again by this time the Arizona Leading Age and their best practices award and recognition of outstanding achievements. In the early detection program residents completed a gate assessment and categorized as being either high risk fall or moderate to low risk of falling based on Kinetisense’s automatic outputs and overall risk of fall score.

Tess Zinger: The additional assessments such as balance are used to provide a better picture of a residents overall functional capacity. Fellowship Square Mesa also provides several 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 can determine where Falls most commonly occur and what activity the seniors doing when they do fall. So there’s more where you can learn about this with the senior living communities by clicking a hyperlink that will be provided here, but I will move on to some questions that we have for Todd.

So how does the implementation of Kinetisense and power the wellness instructor to create personalized workout programs for residents and what kind of results have been observed?

Todd Carling: So one of the things when we have new residents move into our community, we have them go to our Wellness Center. And the first thing they do is get a gate and balance assessment and what that allows us to do and tells us is it would see kind of where their weaknesses are and their strengths but also give us an assessment of what their fall risk would be. But it puts a benchmark.

On their health assessment as far as where they are on their activity and movement to where then we can customize exercise program that would fit them best based on that assessment on the gate and balance assessment as far as what strengths and what weaknesses do we need to work on and improve on and then every six months we reevaluate that and have them do another assessment the gate and balance assessment to find out Are they improving are they progressing or are they declining and then that gives us a direction to where if we need to recommend them for rehab or some additional things or give them some high fives and chairs that they’re doing great and continue the good work.

Tess Zinger: I love that. Is this something that every resident is receiving or what? Does that workflow look like?

Todd Carling: so it is independent living and It is optional some residents just like to sit in front of the TV, which Is sad but we are in a free country and we don’t force people to do things. They don’t want to do but the residents that have interest in their health.

Take part in this and the technology to where we can fast-forward and look right here. This is what I’m seeing and we can actually show the resident exactly what the therapist this thing seen and identify it to where then they can see it also and they can see the angle or the sway or how their gate speed is or how far one step is the right leg versus left leg when they walk it helps them identify but also see to where I do need to have Improvement. I didn’t realize this and maybe they had a knee replacement 10 years ago and there’s some muscle memory that still needs to be worked on or some other therapy that may need to take place. But the residents love this they love being able to be included into the technology sometimes even if they don’t understand it it shows them that we care for their being and it puts them on a path to better Wellness.

Tess Zinger: Exactly and what’s amazing about kinetisense is the historical reports to so now you guys have been using this for a couple years you’re able to look back even from when they first started with you versus now are they able to maintain even as they’re aging? What does that look like? So the more data collected is awesome. So it’s very cool that there are residents that are taking this upon their own interests and getting involved and also being a part of technology which is such a huge change for them.

Todd Carling: No, they really like it. Especially when you can go back even a year or year and a half and say here’s your stride length back then here it is. Now you’re doing great or lengthen that stride just let’s work a little bit better and let’s keep this up to keep you active and moving.

Tess Zinger: Absolutely that leads me to my next question about technology. So apart from Kinetisense, you are involved in other endeavors. What other Technologies is fellowship Square Mesa incorporating to enhance the well-being and safety of their residents?

Todd Carling: so we have quite a source assortment of different technologies that we use one of the things that we’ve done. Is it also falls with again with the fall prevention is where you use the Alexa. work and display visual messages and audio messages so seniors with visual disabilities or audio they can’t hear very well. The Alexa takes place on them but it also puts medication reminders out until when their appointments are when they need to go back to therapy or to exercise and work with a personal trainer within a sense. But one of the things is creating smart Apartments like our eyes when as we get older the irises you don’t contract and coming in from outside in the bright sunny, Arizona to your apartment.

It sometimes takes a little bit longer for your eyes to adjust and so we’re putting smart items into the apartment. So when you open up the front door the light turns on so you can see really clearly or as you’re walking into the bathroom. The light will come on. There’s other sensors for energy conservation to where manages with smart thermostats. It allows. the voice technology to control everything from the thermostats to lights to their ceiling fans to their comfort on there, so there’s a wider range of different things that we have for our residents here.

Tess Zinger: sure is that it’s quite amazing and I can’t wait for that to be implemented into more areas too. So we’ll be keeping an eye out for that. I’m looking ahead what are some future plans and goals of Fellowship Square in terms of leveraging technology for being of their residents and reducing fall risks.

Todd Carling: So we are always looking into fall risk and a lot of the times when you hear fall risk, it’s they think I’ve just got light-headed or I need to exercise more and strengthen my legs, but there’s so much more. if somebody could capture everything that is in the fall risk. That’s kind of like the Holy Grail of Senior Living is identifying everything that’s in fall risk. And so we’re doing everything from helping them sleep better to have a white noise to a pink noise. What’s the difference to putting lights on in the middle of the night? So it doesn’t wake them up but allows them to be able to see to use the bathroom. A little bit better.

So there’s a lot of different technology that we’re using to identify things even video conferencing with the Alexa to Eventually, we’re not there yet. But we’re testing even Telehealth medicine. And everything to make it. a little bit easier

Tess Zinger: that’s so amazing to see what you guys are doing. Thank you for being such a big and great leader in this industry.

Todd Carling: it is addicting because I get it like I want to try here. Let’s try this and it’s driving my wife crazy, but it’s all for the better good.

Tess Zinger: Absolutely. No. Thank you very much. I appreciate your time today and look forward to continue working with you. Thank you.

Todd Carling: Sounds great. Thank you.

New Website Look Announcement

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our brand new website!

At Kinetisense, we’ve been working tirelessly behind the scenes to revamp our online presence and provide you with an enhanced browsing experience. Now, it’s finally time to unveil our fresh look at www.kinetisense.com.

What’s New?

  1. Modern Design: Our website now sports a sleek and modern design, making it easier for you to navigate and find the information you need.
  2. Improved Navigation: We’ve revamped the site’s navigation to ensure that you can effortlessly explore our products, services, and resources.
  3. Segmented Listings: To better cater to your needs, we’ve organized our website and products into distinct segments. Whether you’re interested in active aging, clinical, performance, tactical, veteran care, or workplace solutions, you’ll find relevant information tailored to your interests.
  4. Enhanced Content: Dive deeper into our solutions with updated content, including case studies, testimonials, and informative articles.
  5. User-Friendly Interface: Our website is now more user-friendly than ever before, with intuitive features and responsive design across all devices.

Visit Our New Website Today!

We invite you to visit www.kinetisense.com and experience the difference for yourself. Whether you’re a professional in the sports industry, a healthcare provider, or an individual passionate about optimizing movement and performance, our new website has something for you.

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to serving you better with our updated online platform!

The Kinetisense Team

Best Practices When Conducting Mass Screening Events

Kinetisense allows for customization of the license structure, with one favorable option being the ability to utilize a couple of devices under one license. This option becomes available upon the purchase of additional devices, enabling the opportunity to conduct mass screenings.

Sharing assessments and data from one iPad to another iPad is exclusively done through a syncing process that utilizes the cloud. Let’s delve into the intricacies of this syncing process to provide a comprehensive understanding and offer following recommendations.

Firstly, syncing necessitates a Wi-Fi connection and is subject to the speed of the Wi-Fi network. Kinetisense does not specify a particular Wi-Fi recommendation, as data storage varies for each account. For optimal results when syncing after a screening event, we recommend a minimum Wi-Fi speed of 100mbps. Additionally, the speed of the sync depends on factors such as the number and type of assessments conducted. For instance, the Kinetisense Advanced Movement Screen (KAMS) entails substantial data within each assessment, resulting in more data, photos, and videos being uploaded compared to a single Range of Motion (ROM) assessment.

Another advantageous feature of Kinetisense is the ability to conduct assessments offline. While assessments can be conducted offline, the device(s) must be synced afterward to upload the data to the cloud. Kinetisense syncs only new information on each device. For instance, if an assessment was recently conducted, it will prompt the user to upload the new data to the cloud.

Now that we have provided some background information on syncing, let’s delve deeper into best practices for mass screening events and the proper method for syncing your device(s).

Best Practices for Mass Screening Events

Kinetisense is designed for high-volume screening events, which is why the application offers the possibility to be used offline. To avoid the bottleneck effect, sync only one device at a time after the offline screening event has taken place. A bottleneck occurs when attempting to sync data/assessments from multiple devices simultaneously.

To clarify, there are no issues with having all devices online at once, as long as they are not all syncing simultaneously. Syncing occurs on demand through two actions: a) signing into Kinetisense and b) selecting “sync”.

Follow the Steps Below to Conduct a Mass Screening Event with Multiple Devices

1. Devices 1-3 conduct offline assessments. This means all devices are in airplane mode and not connected to Wi-Fi.
2. Finish the assessments/screening event.
3. Once at a location with a stable, strong Wi-Fi connection, turn Device #1 back online.
4. Sync Device #1 by logging into Kinetisense and waiting for the checkmark to appear. This may take time depending on data, Wi-Fi, and number of assessments conducted. Once the sync checkmark appears, manually select it again and wait until the checkmark reappears.
5. When the checkmark reappears on Device #1, the device is synced. Turn Device #1 back offline.
6. Now sync Device #2 by logging into Kinetisense and waiting for the checkmark to appear. This may take time depending on data, Wi-Fi, and number of assessments conducted. Once the sync checkmark appears, manually select it again and wait until the checkmark reappears.
7. When the checkmark reappears on Device #2, the device is synced. Turn Device #2 back offline.
8. Finally, sync Device #3 by logging into Kinetisense and waiting for the checkmark to appear. This may take time depending on data, Wi-Fi, and number of assessments conducted. Once the sync checkmark appears, manually select it again and wait until the checkmark reappears.
9. When the checkmark reappears on Device #3, the device is synced. Turn Device #3 back offline.
10. You can now turn Device #2 online and resync it so that the uploaded assessments from Device #1 and Device #3 can be downloaded to this device. Once the sync occurs, turn Device #2 offline.
11. Turn Device #1 back online and resync it. Once the device is synced, the syncing process is complete.
12. All devices can now be turned back online, and all assessments conducted will be visible across all devices.

How to Reset Your Password in Kinetisense

At Kinetisense, we understand that forgetting your password can be frustrating. But worry not, because resetting your password is a breeze with our user-friendly platform.

Step 1: Access the Login Page

First things first, head over to the Kinetisense main screen on either your iPad or Desktop. There, you’ll find the option to reset your password if you’ve forgotten it.

Step 2: Select the Right Cloud Region

Here’s the crucial part: when resetting your password, ensure that you have the correct cloud region selected.

Step 3: Click on “Forgot Your Password?”

Under the login form, you’ll see a link that says “Forgot Your Password?” Click on this link to initiate the password reset process.

Step 4: Enter Your Email Address

You’ll be prompted to enter the username associated with your Kinetisense account. Make sure to input the correct userrname to receive further instructions.

Step 5: Check Your Email

After entering your username, click on the “Submit” button. You’ll then receive an email with instructions on how to reset your password. Be sure to check your inbox (and spam folder, just in case) for this email.

Step 6: Follow the Instructions

Open the email from Kinetisense and follow the instructions provided to reset your password.

And there you have it! By following these simple steps, you can reset your password in Kinetisense hassle-free. Remember to always have the right cloud region selected to ensure a seamless experience. If you encounter any issues or have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our support team for assistance. We’re here to help!

Heel Raise Module and Clinical Reasoning

We are thrilled to introduce our latest module, the Heel Raise feature, designed to dive deep into Achilles rehabilitation and injury risk assessment.

This innovative addition to our platform offers comprehensive insights into the Achilles tendon, providing valuable clinical reasoning for practitioners.

The Heel Raise test is a fundamental tool used to capture ankle plantar and dorsi flexion strength and endurance. It evaluates the combined action of the soleus and gastrocnemius muscles of the calf, essential for various functional movements. Originally employed to assess the function of the calf muscle-tendon complex, the Heel Raise test remains relevant today as a means to objectify treatment outcomes during initial assessments and throughout the rehabilitation process.

With the Heel Raise module, practitioners and trainers can now access detailed information on plantar flexion and dorsi flexion, enhancing their understanding of ankle biomechanics. This accessory information, though not directly related to scoring, offers valuable insights into overall lower limb function.

In the realm of clinical performance, the research literature commonly recommends 25 heel rises as the target norm for healthy subjects. However, it’s essential to note the variability in values suggested across studies and textbooks. Ranging from 7 to 48 heel rises, these variations underscore the complexity of assessing ankle strength and endurance and emphasize the importance of individualized care.

As we embrace the Heel Raise module, we invite you to explore its capabilities and integrate it into your practice. Whether you’re focused on rehabilitation, injury prevention, or performance optimization, this module offers valuable tools for enhancing patient care.