Kinetisense Newsletter

Version 8 , May 2022

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FPM Drives the Functional Component of the Advanced Practice

One of the greatest differentiators of Kinetisense is its proprietary functional planar mapping (FPM) tool. This system is the first of its kind and incorporates over 150 peer-reviewed papers into the “mapping” of joint dysfunction from the KAMS functional movement screen.

Multsegmental Joint Activation Patterns

As movement specialists, we know that the body is not simply a sum of its parts. Unfortunately, many movement screens today break down human movement into a “joint-by-joint” analysis system. When we assess the robustness of human movement by trying to break it down into parts, we remove some key pieces from the equation. We should never forget that the proprioceptive neurological systems paired with the musculofascial subsystems are key drivers and influencers of movement. For example, shoulder external rotation is often completely different with standing/sitting as compared to the range of motion when going into a deep squat. The human musculoskeletal system reacts differently when placed in distinct positions, under varying loads, and with different overall functional demand.

Tri-Planar Compensatory Evaluation

In order to gain insight into the functional capacity of the individual, we must evaluate multisegmental function through dynamic movements. These movements of assessment must assess all 3 planes of motion accordingly. The KAMS functional movement screen and FPM mapping tool provide this information in a 3-minute evidence-based screen.

The body will find ways and develop strategies to navigate around normal joint motion, and this compensation extends globally to multiple joints and functional planes. KAMS and FPM are the only systems that accurately identify these compensatory patterns and provide a clear pathway for customized therapy and/or training.

3 Types of Insider Cybersecurity Threats

(Originally published by Cloudz Biz)

Anyone with access to critical information can pose a potential insider threat if the information is unknowingly or maliciously misused, resulting in a data breach. Businesses need to identify these actors if they want to curb insider threats effectively.

Insider threat types can be classified as follows:

  • Negligent insiders – This may include careless executives or employees with access to privileged information. These insiders don’t have any motivation – money or otherwise. They are simply careless in their actions or may have fallen victim to a scam. For instance, in one particular incident involving an apparel manufacturer, a careless employee clicking one phishing link from his laptop was enough to compromise the entire network.
  • Malicious insiders – These are insiders who intentionally abuse their credentials for personal gain. These actors have an advantage over external attackers since they have access to privileged information and are aware of the security loopholes. They may be motivated by monetary gain or may have a personal vendetta against the company.
  • Contractors or vendors – Sometimes, even third-party vendors and contractors who have temporary access to an organization’s IT network can cause a data breach. The motivation in this case could also be money or vengeance. The US Army Reserves payroll system was once targeted in a similar attack, where a contractor who lost his contract activated a logic bomb to create a delay in delivering paychecks.


Symbria and Kinetisense – An Introduction and Testimonial

Symbria has served for over 20 years as a strategic partner to post-acute and senior living communities by providing pharmacy, rehab, and well-being services under a “Power of One” philosophy. Symbria’s comprehensive services integrate to deliver optimum efficiency and impact from a single service partner. Our teams work seamlessly with site staff and each other. Since our services are driven by insights and analytics about your organization, we tailor what we deliver to help our clients reach their goals. Fall prevention is top of mind for both organizations and the residents they serve so it has become a cornerstone of Symbria’s services. Using the CDC’s STEADI approach to falls as a guide, our team provides assessment and intervention through rehab, pharmacy, or well-being. This allows for objective risk identification and a plan of care.

Symbria has partnered with Kinetisense to provide their AI technology as a key aspect of both assessment and intervention. Trained Fitness Program Specialists screen and assess a resident’s fall risk, guiding them to an intervention that most effectively meets their needs. The Kinetisense device allows for an objective data capture that identifies deficits in gait, balance, posture, and mobility that might be difficult to see with just the human eye. The video capture and playback feature is particularly powerful as it provides the resident with a rationale for their need of care and essential feedback on progress made over time. In addition to progressive

We really appreciate that the Kinetisense software is portable and easy to use on a variety of devices. Portability allows staff to access residents throughout a community to allow for maximal utilization. The ability to customize an assessment workflow creates efficiency and the reports provide meaningful feedback to each resident to share with family or their personal physician. The team at Kinetisense is responsive and have embraced their partnership philosophy with Symbria by working together to benefit the senior care space. We foresee a long-term and consistently expanding partnership with Kinetisense.

Assessing Risk of Fall Using the Timed Up & Go and Five Times Sit to Stand Test

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Timed Up & Go and Five Times Sit to Stand Assessments

Five Times Sit to Stand Test

Timed up and Go

Falls are widely considered to be an increasingly serious public health problem. Globally, an estimated 684,000 fatal falls occur each year, with approximately 37.3 million falls severe enough to require medical attention also occurring each year (1). In addition to being a known cause of injury and death, falls are a contributing factor to reduced quality of life and financial strain on the healthcare system (1). The elderly population is at particular risk of being negatively affected by falls. In fact, falls and fall-related injuries such as hip fractures are a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in elderly individuals (1, 2).

Balance and gait impairments in older individuals have been shown to contribute to an increased risk of falling (2). Two tests that are often used to assess risk of fall are the timed up & go (TUG) test and the five times sit to stand (FTSTS) 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 (3). 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 (3). Similarly, the FTSTS test is often used to examine postural control and lower limb muscular strength (4). It has been recommended that primary care health care providers include the FTSTS test in their screening procedure to help determine the fall risk of elderly patients (4).

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 FTSTS 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.


  1. World Health Organization. (2021, April 26). Falls. World Health Organization.
  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.