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October 2023

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Risk of Fall Workflow

Embrace the Future of Markerless Motion Capture Assessments For The Aging Adult. It’s Finally Here!

We are thrilled to share a streamlined and efficient workflow tailored to assessing older adults. The Risk of Fall workflow includes assessments such as Gait, mCTSIB, Timed up and Go, and 5x Sit to Stand. Combining   these assessments create a complete screen for the aging adult as normative data is included in the scoring for adults ages 60 or older. The 3D assessment captures biomechanical feedback in video format and provides instantaneous reports. Moreover, our platform allows for the seamless generation of PDF reports, easily shareable with family members and compatible with uploading into an EHR system. 

Risk of Fall Gait

Gait is defined as the manner or style of walking. By analyzing a patient’s gait, we are able to gather information about their nervous system, musculoskeletal system and cardiovascular system. Each component of a patient’s gait provides insight into a patient’s risk of fall. Research has determined a correlation between a patient’s gait speed and their likelihood of falling, as a person ages there is gradual decrease in gait speed. Measuring this decline in gait speed allows researchers to determine general health and survival. Falls are the leading cause of injury and death of older adults, over the age of 65 years old. One out of four older adults will fall each year in the United States, making falls a public health concern, particularly among the aging population. The Risk of Fall Gait module can be used in multiple different ways. Baseline testing patients over the age of 65 years of age will allow practitioners to track gait velocity over time. This module can be used to triage a patient to determine the level of assisted care they may need in a senior living facility. It can also be used to fit a patient with an assisted walking device such as a can or walker. Considering many ototoxic medications can affect a patient’s gait speed and balance, the Risk of Fall Gait module can objectively monitor this.


The Modified Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction in Balance (MCTSIB) is a balance assessment specifically designed for older adults. This test is performed using sensory inputs when one or more sensory systems are compromised. There are four different sensory inputs investigated; composite, visual, vestibular and somatosensory. In condition one, all sensory systems (i.e., vision, somatosensory, and vestibular) are available for maintaining balance. In condition two, vision has been removed and the older adult must rely on the somatosensory and vestibular systems to balance. In condition three, the somatosensory system has been compromised and the older adults must use vision and the vestibular system to balance. In condition four, vision has been removed and the somatosensory system has been compromised. The older adults must not rely primarily on the vestibular inputs to balance.

5x Sit to Stand

The 5 Times Sit to Stand is a simple way to assess lower extremity strength, mobility, balance and endurance in active aging adults. The module is designed to count the total stands within a period of time, then compare the results to normative values. This assessment can be used alongside other assessments to determine a patient’s risk of fall. 

Timed up and Go

The Timed Up And Go (TUG) assessment is a simple screening test that is a sensitive and a specific measure of probability for falls among older adults. The patient is to start seated in a chair approximately 17 ft from the camera sensor. They begin the test by standing from the chair, walk towards the camera sensor, then turn around and sit back down. A recent 2022 published study found that the TUG test is a strong mortality predictor displacing other established risk factors such as chronic diseases in geriatric populations of low and middle income countries. 

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By completing this suite of assessments within a mere 5 minutes, practitioners like you can now establish a fundamental baseline for functional movement specific to the older adult. This becomes a vital reference point for tracking their movement capacity as they journey through the aging process. Clinical applications of this technology are extensive, ranging from private practices to large scale senior living facilities. These modules can play a role in reducing an aging adult’s risk of fall. In Addition to managing autotoxic medication, clinicians can treat and effectively assess gait and balance disorders. 

Revolutionize your clinical assessment methods with 3D markerless motion capture by contacting [email protected]. Book a demo today!

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National Safety Congress

Find Kinetisense at the National Safety Congress on October 23-25! Learn how you can screen corporate wellness groups by seeing the markerless motion capture system on the iPad in action. 

Join the movement in making people safe as new safety challenges continue to redefine the ways in which we live and work. There’s no better place to make these meaningful connections, discover the latest safety innovations and learn through engaging education sessions than attending the NSC Safety Congress & Expo, the world’s largest annual safety event.

Located at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center from October 20-26, 2023 to experience:

  • More than 20 Professional Development Seminars* on October 20-22 and October 25-26, providing in-depth career advancement opportunities and Continuing Education Credits.
  • Over 100 targeted Technical and Educational Sessions, from introductory to advanced, addressing hot topics in safety, case studies, personal stories, emerging trends and more. 
  • Expo floor, featuring the latest safety solutions from hundreds of exhibitors.
  • OSHA’s 2023 Top 10 Violations, an NSC Safety Congress & Expo exclusive hosted by Safety+Health Magazine. 
  • Green Cross Celebration, recognizing the best in safety with the Green Cross for Safety® Awards.

This years new programs:

  • NSC Central, a new hub on the Expo floor featuring your favorite safety resources, including our top-tier consultants at the NSC Booth, an immersive technology experience at the NSC Safety Technology Pavilion, and a New Product Showcase. 
  • First Look New Exhibitor Pavilion, where you can discover dozens of brand-new safety products and network with safety technology leaders. 
  • Attendee networking meet-ups on the Expo floor and New Product Showcase attendee reception, to learn from and connect with like-minded safety professionals.

How To Take a Screenshot or Screen Record on an iPad Pro

Taking a Screenshot

To take a screenshot or record your screen on an iPad Pro, you can use the built-in features on the iPad.

  • To capture a screenshot, press both the Volume Up and Sleep/Wake (Power) buttons simultaneously. These buttons are typically located on the top or side of your iPad Pro. 
  • Quickly release both buttons after pressing them 
  • The screen will flash, and you’ll hear a camera shutter sound, indication that the screenshot has been taken.
  • The screenshot preview will appear in the bottom left corner of the screen. You can tap on it to open the screenshot and make edits or share it immediately.

Here is a link to a quick Youtube tutorial to screenshot 

Recording the Screen

  • To record your screen, you need to add the “Screen Recording” feature to your Control Center: 
    • Open the setting apps on your iPad Pro. 
    • Scroll down and tap on “Control Center”
    • Under “include controls”, find “screen recording” and tape on the green plus (+) button next to add it to your Control Center
  • Once you’ve added Screen Recording to your Control Center:
    • Swipe down the top-right corner of the screen (or swipe up from the bottom, depending on your iPad model) to open the control center.
  • Tap the “Screen Recording” icon, which looks like a circle with a white dot inside it.
  • A countdown timer of 3 seconds will appear.
  • After the countdown, the screen recording will start. You’ll see a red bar at the top of the screen indicating that the recording is in progress.
  • To stop the recording, tap the red bar at the top of the screen, and a confirmation message will appear. Tap “Stop.”

The recorded video will be saved in your Photos app. 

Here is a link to a youtube video on how to screen record 

How to connect your iPad to a TV monitor?

Using Gait Testing to Keep Golfers Playing Longer

How does your Gait impact your golf game?

Your gait, which refers to the way you walk and move, can indeed impact your golf game in several ways. The way you move your body affects your balance, stability, weight transfer, and overall coordination during your golf swing. Here’s how your gait can influence your golf game:

Balance and Stability: Your gait reflects how well you naturally maintain balance and stability while moving. This is crucial in golf, where balance is essential for a consistent and accurate swing. 

Weight Transfer: A proper weight shift is important for generating power and accuracy in your swing. Your gait patterns can influence how effectively you transfer your weight from one foot to the other during the swing.

Body Mechanics: The way you move your hips, legs, and feet during your gait can impact your body mechanics in the golf swing. Proper sequencing and coordination of these movements are vital for a fluid and effective swing motion.

Flexibility and Mobility: Your gait may reveal insights into your overall flexibility and mobility. Adequate flexibility in the hips, hamstrings, and other joints is important for achieving a full range of motion in the golf swing. A gait that reflects good flexibility can translate into a better ability to rotate and coil during the swing.

Aiming and Alignment: The way you walk can also influence your natural alignment tendencies. Your gait might affect how you naturally set up to the ball and align your body to the target. Being aware of your gait’s impact on alignment can help you make necessary adjustments in your setup.

Injury and Pain: If you have an irregular or imbalanced gait, it could potentially lead to strain or injuries during your golf swing. For instance, if your gait causes you to favor one side of your body, it might lead to overuse injuries in the long run.

How can an improper gait cause injuries over time?

Having an improper gait can lead to a variety of injuries over time. Your gait is a complex and coordinated movement pattern that involves multiple joints, muscles, and bones. When this pattern is disrupted or inefficient, it can place excessive stress on certain areas of your body, increasing the risk of injuries. Here are some ways in which an improper gait can cause injuries over time:

Muscle Imbalances: Walking or running with an improper gait can lead to muscle imbalances. Some muscles may become overused, while others are underused. This imbalance can result in fatigue, weakness, and ultimately lead to injuries such as strains or sprains.

Joint Overuse: An improper gait can place excessive stress on certain joints, such as the knees, hips, or ankles. Over time, this can wear down the cartilage and lead to conditions like osteoarthritis.

Poor Shock Absorption: The way you walk or run affects how well your body absorbs shock from each step. If your gait is inefficient, it can result in poor shock absorption, increasing the risk of stress fractures, shin splints, and other overuse injuries.

Alignment Issues: An improper gait can lead to alignment issues in your lower limbs. For example, overpronation or supination can disrupt the natural alignment of your joints. This misalignment can lead to problems like plantar fasciitis or achilles tendonitis. 

Back Problems: Gait abnormalities can also affect your spine and back. If your gait causes you to lean forward, backward, or to the side, it can lead to back pain and potentially more serious spinal issues over time.

Repetitive Stress: When you walk (Golf Course) or run, you repeat the same movement pattern thousands of times in a single session. If your gait is incorrect, each repetition can contribute to the development of overuse injuries. This is particularly relevant for athletes who engage in high-impact activities.

Compensatory Movements: If you have an injury or discomfort in one part of your body, you may develop compensatory movements to alleviate pain. These compensations can lead to further gait abnormalities and increase the risk of additional injuries.

How can I assess this?

The Kinetisense Risk of Fall Gait Analysis is an assessment used to analyze and assess an individual’s gait. This type of testing can provide valuable insights into various aspects of a person’s gait and biomechanics. Here are some of the key aspects and information that the Kinetisense Gait Analysis can show you:

Posture and Alignment: It can assess posture and alignment during walking to identify any deviations or abnormalities that may contribute to musculoskeletal issues or discomfort.

Step Length: The technology can measure the length of each step taken during walking. Discrepancies in step length can indicate imbalances or compensatory movements.

Stride Length: Stride length refers to the distance covered in one full step, from the initial contact of one foot to the initial contact of the same foot again. Deviations in stride length can provide insights into gait abnormalities.

Cadence: Cadence is the number of steps taken per minute. Changes in cadence can signal alterations in walking speed or effort.

Visual Feedback: Kinetisense systems often provide visual feedback in real-time, allowing both the individual and healthcare professionals to observe and analyze gait patterns during the testing process.

The Kinetisense Risk of Fall Gait Analysis can be a valuable tool in assessing and addressing gait-related issues, musculoskeletal problems, balance concerns, and athletic performance. Based on the assessment results, appropriate interventions, exercises, or treatment plans can be developed to address any identified limitations

In the world of golf, where precision and consistency are paramount, understanding the impact of your gait on your performance can make a significant difference in your longevity as a player. Your gait is not just about how you walk; it’s a dynamic movement pattern that influences your balance, coordination, weight transfer, and overall body mechanics during your swing.

By recognizing the connection between your gait and your golf game, you can take proactive steps to optimize your performance and minimize the risk of injuries. A balanced gait that promotes stability, proper weight transfer, and flexibility is the foundation for a successful golf swing.

Gait testing is not just a tool for understanding how you walk; it’s a pathway to enhancing your golf performance, prolonging your playing years, and ensuring you continue to stride confidently on the fairways and greens.

Mark Cormier, TPI Certified, CSEP-CPT, CSEP High Performance Specialist™  

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