Version 19 , May 2023
Version 19 , May 2023
Patient grouping is a great tool to organize data. There are many ways to implement this feature with your current Kinetisense system. The main reason for using patient grouping is to create a filtering tool when exporting data. By grouping patients, data tags can be created. A few examples of data tags could be separating patients by male and female or which team an athlete is playing on.
Each patient is limited to one group, although subgroups can be created manually by adding extra data tags on the existing group names. Such as male/highschool vs male/ middle school.
For more information please review the training video and user manual instructions.
The bulk patient upload feature allows the user to pre-fill patient information into an excel spreadsheet prior to uploading into the Kinetisense software. This tool is created to save time when working with larger groups or teams as the group can fill out all required information before a screening event, instead of individually entering patients into Kinetisense. Currently, a desktop viewer license is required to bulk upload patients information, we are currently not able to complete this on an Ipad although a desktop account can be synced to an Ipad to share patient information.
Further Instructions can be found in the training videos located in the Vault.
To upgrade your license or get more information, please contact [email protected]
The Kinetisense software is a markerless motion capture system, this means that we use artificial intelligence (AI) to track the human body. Artificial intelligence (AI) has been trained with various different body types and many factors in order to accurately track human motion. Kinetisense is able to look at all three planes of motion and track 23 different joints. Although we can track any human movement, in order to calculate biomechanical potionsing of the body we require exposure to as many joints as possible. For example, in a reverse lunge, we are looking at every joint from the ankle, knee, hip, trunk, shoulders, neck and head positioning to calculate the movement. This means that all landmarks on the body are required for accurate calculations. As a rule of thumb, keep the patient’s full body within the frame at all times. If they step out of the frame during a movement, instruct the patient to step backwards in order to stay within the frame. In the functional module we suggest not obstructing any view of the patient’s body with a table or any other object. Kinetisense is most accurate when the body is positioned facing the front, side or back of the camera in the transverse plane.
In order to have the video automatically playback in a workflow please access the main menu. This can be done by clicking the 3 lines located in the top left side of the screen. This will bring you to “settings”, in settings you will be able to check off “immediately play a workflow video after saving an assessment”.
By checking off workflow videos, your videos will automatically playback in KAMS and custom workflows.
NVIDIA Update keeps your PC up-to-date with the latest NVIDIA drivers by notifying you when a new driver is available and directing you to the driver on www.nvidia.com.
Nvidia’s GeForce Experience is the easiest way to keep your Nvidia GPU drivers up to date.
Download and Install Nvidia GeForce Experience
To do this, you’ll need to install the GeForce Experience software, which you can get directly from Nvidia here
(opens in new tab).
Follow the prompts and install the software. You’ll also need to create an account, which is one of the biggest downsides to GeForce Experience.
Sometimes, GeForce Experience may give you a notification that new drivers are ready, which will bring you straight to the download page. It looks like this:
But if you want to check manually, continue on.
The driver will install. Just wait out. This only takes a few minutes.
When you’re done, you’ll get a confirmation. You can safely click close. You should restart your PC.
If you don’t want the other features that come with GeForce Experience, or perhaps you just don’t want to make a login, you can still update your Nvidia GPU’s drivers. The other primary way to do this is by going straight to Nvidia’s Download Drivers site.
1. Go to Nvidia’s driver download page here (opens in new tab)
2. Fill out the dropdowns to match your graphics card. Note that you’ll want to specify if you’re using a desktop or notebook GPU in the “Product Series” section.
Under “Download Type,” gamers will want to use the Game Ready Driver, while artists, photographers and other creatives may want to opt for Studio Drivers.
3. Click “Search.” The website will bring up the latest available driver.
4. Click “Download.” The driver will go to your downloads folder.
5. Open the launcher in your downloads folder.
6. Click OK to pick the extraction path.
7. Wait while the driver is extracted.
8. Pick if you want the driver or both the driver and GeForce Experience. Click “Agree and Continue.”
9. Choose the installation type you want. Express it the recommended choice, while Custom lets you choose which components you want. Click “Next.”
10. Wait for the install to complete.
11. Restart your PC to finish the installation
Lucian Nicolescu is a strength and conditioning coach for Olympic level athletes in Romania. He and his wife are new customers of Kinetisense and are excited to use the system in training and research.
Lucian is particularly excited to replace the multiple large devices he currently uses to assess posture, mobility, and jump force in his athletes with one simple to use system in Kinetisense. While using these devices is fine while in the training center, Kinetisense will provide an effective solution for performing assessments on the road at competitions. Lucian has stated that “it was almost impossible to carry all those large and heavy devices” with him while traveling and we are excited to provide such an efficient solution for him. Lucian will now be able to “assess [his] athletes anywhere [they] go and do all the tests fast and with one accurate and simple to use device”.
The concept of visual biofeedback as a method to enhance motor learning has been explored for over 50 years (1,2). Still, limitations remain surrounding the efficacy of the method and, as such, its benefits are not being captured by therapists and trainers to its fullest extent. Real time visual feedback involves setting up a means for the participant to observe their own actions in real time throughout a movement (3,4). Recent advancements in technology and research have sparked interest in this method in terms of therapeutic and performance benefits. Applications in physical therapy and sport performance centers primarily focus around training movement patterns to lower risk of injury. Real time visual feedback has been shown to improve faulty lower extremity kinematics related to knee injury risk and these adjusted movement patterns can be observed following the first training session in some cases (5). Further, fMRI studies reveal that greater activity in the rostral motor cortex and ipsilateral putamen occur when real time visual feedback is available during force production (6). These regions are considered to be the gateway between cognitive and motor processes and a junction in visuomotor transformation processing respectively (7,8). Through this cerebral link, the benefits of real time visual feedback may extend into vestibular therapy protocols. This is evidenced by the finding that intermittent visual feedback improves motor learning of rhythmic visual movements (9). Real time visual feedback for improvement of motor learning also extends into gait training in clinical populations through similar mechanisms (10).
The Kinetisense system is a simple to use and easily portable means to show movement in all three planes in real-time. Using Airplay from the iPad, the assessment can be projected on a large TV screen in front of the participant to facilitate an augmented reality experience. Kinetisense offers a functional module that acts as an open environment to assess any movement in all three planes of motion in real time. Kinetisense also offers a gait module that can be employed in real time visual feedback in gait training. Kinetisense allows trainers and practitioners to become movement scientists, elevating their profession to the next level and providing clear differentiation from the competition. The simplicity of Kinetisense makes it the most portable, affordable, and versatile solution available today.
Find us, June 5-7th at The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas for the Annual Safety conference. Thousands of safety professionals will share their knowledge on workplace safety and how clinicians can play a big role. Check out their schedule to see how you can get involved in the growing world of workplace safety.
Check out our booth June 9-11 at the Gaylord Hotel. Parker Orlando is a conference for inspiration, learning, networking, and motivation, offering a variety of continuing education options for both the Doctor of Chiropractic and chiropractic assistant. Parker Orlando gathers some of the biggest names in chiropractic to provide tips and training on technique, patient communication, philosophy, health and wellness, personal development, and other specialties, including marketing and business management. In addition, the seminars include some of the largest expos in the profession, which Kinetisense is honored to be a part of.
Kinetisense will be connecting with Athletic Trainers from all across America from June 22-24. NATA will be hosted in Indianapolis at the Indiana Convention Center for three days of live, in-person exhibits that support the AT profession. We would love to see you there!
If you are attending one of these three events please check us out!