Kinesis Health Technologies launches fall risk assessment product
University College Dublin spin-out company Kinesis Health Technologies has announced the international launch of its first product, Kinesis QTUG. aiming to reduce incidences of falls in older adults.
Kinesis QTUGTM combines advanced technology, including body-worn sensors, with the industry-standard Timed Up and Go to reduce indicdence of falls in older adults.
Falls in the elderly are a major problem worldwide, with an estimated 30% of elderly adults over 65-years-of-age falling each year. Incident rates in hospitals are higher, and in long-term care settings approximately 30–50% of people fall each year, with 40% falling recurrently.
Kinesis’ co-founder and CEO Seamus Small said: “Falls are a global problem. We are delighted to have completed the product development of Kinesis QTUG and bring our product to market. The feedback we have received from customer trials has been extremely positive and we are excited about the worldwide potential of this product.”
Kinesis QTUG, which has been scientifically validated and has been shown to be more accurate than traditional methods in assessing risk of falls, is a Class I medical device and is now available for sale in Ireland, the UK, the United States and Canada.
In 2013 Kinesis was the overall winner of the UCD VentureLaunch Accelerator Programme Award and the company is a client at NovaUCD, the Centre for New Ventures and Entrepreneurs.