Analyze Key GAIT Parameters in Seconds
Using a single sensor, Kinetisense is able to analyze multiple gait parameters that have been found to be indicative of functionality and subsequently one’s risk of fall. This allows practitioners and health care providers to quickly and objectively identify individuals in the geriatric population who are at the greatest risk of falling.
The Risk of Fall Gait assessment also takes only 5 seconds to complete and relies on normative reference data to produce a risk of fall score. The Kinetisense system allows health care providers to quickly identify risk factors associated with falls and initiate the proper balance training program in a timely manner.
Quantifying fall risk can help prevent falls before they happen. Research has shown that “50% of persons over 80 years old experience at least one fall each year.”
Keep track of patient progress with an objective solution that leads to superior patient outcomes.
“Thirty percent of persons over 65 years old and 50% of persons over 80 years of age experience at least one fall each year.”
Assess with confidence
Gait has been validated as an accurate means of assessing the risk of falls. Much of the research in this area has focused on the many different parameters of gait and how changes to one or more parameters may alter fall risk. Specifically, it has been reported that variations in gait parameters such as walking speed, stride length, and time spent in double-leg support are all associated with risk of falls in the geriatric population.
This system will assess the individuals that are at greatest risk of falls, monitor changes in balance and postural sway with aging, and reduce overall costs to healthcare in regard to geriatric falls and injury. Monitor how different medications can alter gait over time. Medications that are ototoxic can damage the inner ear and affect balance. Individuals taking more than 4 medications a day are at an increased risk of falling.