Getting Started

System Requirements

Kinetisense is a motion capture (mocap) company that specializes in producing accurate biomechanical data for life science applications. We use computer vision and machine learning to produce an affordable markerless mocap solution. In order to use Kinetisense, you will require a Kinetisense License, Windows 10 Computer, Kinect Sensor, and Kinect Adapter for Windows.

Kinetisense Software

✓ 1 Practitioner Profile✓ 3D Concussion Analysis
✓ ∞ Patient Profiles✓ 3D Balance Analysis
✓ ∞ Cloud Storage✓ 3D Functional Movement Assessment
✓ 3D Posture Analysis✓ Patient Reporting
✓ 3D Range-of-Motion Analysis✓ Ongoing Customer Support

All licenses include:

Windows 10 Computer

Kinetisense is a powerful application that captures pictures and videos of human movement. You will need the following hardware specifications to operate Kinetisense.  In general, gaming laptops work well.

Computer       Specifications
Desktop
  • Windows 10 Anniversary Edition
  • Intel i5-7400 desktop with Intel USB 3.0 ports
  • 8 GB Memory
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 or Intel 630 HD graphics
  • 1 TB fast 7200 RPM hard disk drive (Good) or a 1 TB SSD disk drive (Best)Please note that ASMedia USB 3.0 hubs and ports do not work.
Laptop
  • Windows 10 Anniversary Edition
  • Intel Core i7 7700HQ, i5 7300HQ or Intel i7-7500U laptop with Intel USB 3.0 ports.
  • 8 GB Memory
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050  or Intel 630 HD graphics
  • 1 TB fast 7200 RPM hard disk drive (Good) or a 1 TB SSD disk drive (Best)

To check video card benchmarks, please click here. We recommend that you use a Nvidia video card that rates over 1,000 on the Passmark 3D mark test.

Kinect Sensor and Adapter Cable

The Kinect sensor, a physical device with depth-sensing technology, built-in color camera, infrared (IR) emitter and microphone array, can sense the location and movements of people.

Kinect hardware key features and benefits.

FeaturesBenefits
Improved body trackingThe enhanced fidelity of the depth camera, combined with improvements in the software, have led to a number of body tracking developments. The latest sensor tracks as many as 6 complete skeletons (compared to 2 with the original sensor), and 25 joints per person (compared to 20 with the original sensor). The tracked positions are more anatomically correct and stable and the range of tracking is broader.
Depth sensing512 x 424

30 Hz

FOV: 70 x 60

One mode: 1.6 feet (0.5–4.5 m)

With higher depth fidelity and a significantly improved noise floor, the sensor gives you improved 3D visualization, improved ability to see all objects more clearly and improves the stability of body tracking.
1080p color camera30 Hz (15 Hz in low light)The color camera captures full, beautiful 1080p video that can be displayed in the same resolution as the viewing screen, allowing for a broad range of powerful scenarios. In addition to improving video communications and video analytics applications, this provides a stable input on which to build high quality, interactive applications.
New active infrared (IR) capabilities512 x 424

30 Hz

In addition to allowing the sensor to see in the dark, the new IR capabilities produce a lighting-independent view—and you can now use IR and color at the same time.
The Kinect adapter cable allows you to connect a Kinect Sensor to your Windows 10 PC.

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Software Updates

Windows PC

The best way to keep your PC current is to turn on automatic updates. With automatic updates, you don’t have to search for updates online or possibly miss critical fixes or device drivers for your Windows PC. Windows Update automatically installs important updates as they become available.

Windows 10 periodically checks for updates so you don’t have to. When an update is available, it’s automatically downloaded and installed, keeping your device up to date with the latest features.

To check for updates now, select the Start  button, and then go to Settings  > Update & Security  > Windows Update, and select Check for updates. If Windows Update says your device is up to date, you have all the updates that are currently available.

Note: If your PC is connected to a network where updates are managed by Group Policy, you might be unable to change settings related to Windows Update. For more information, contact your organization’s support person.

Windows Store Application

How to enable automatic app updates

  1. Open the Store
  2. Tap or click the user icon on top, next to the search form
  3. Tap or click Settings
  4. Toggle On Update apps automatically

How to manually check for app updates

  1. Open the Store
  2. Tap or click the user icon on top, next to the search form
  3. Tap or click Downloads
  4. Tap or click Check for updates

Note: Windows 10 is a service, which means automatic updates are turned on by default and your PC always has the latest and best features.

Kinetisense

Kinetisense is a Microsoft Store application which is updated via the Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 store. The following instructions can be followed to keep Kinetisense up to date.

Windows 8.1 update

  • On the Start screen, select Store to open the Windows Store.
  • Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then select Settings.
  • Select App updates.
  • Make sure automatically update my apps is enabled.

Windows 10 Update

  • In the Windows Start menu, select Store to open the Windows Store.
  • Click on the account icon next to the search bar, and then tap Downloads and Updates.
  • Tap or click check for updates.
  • In the Windows Start menu, select Store to open the Windows Store.
  • Click on the account icon next to the search bar, and then select settings.
  • Make sure Automatically update my apps is enabled.

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Using Intel Graphics

Updating the Driver Manually

  • Open Device Manager by typing Device Manager in the ‘Type here to search” area next to the Windows Start button.
  • In Device Manager, expand category Display adapters.
  • Find Intel Graphics card device under this category.
  • Right-click on it and select Update Driver Software from the pop-up menu.
  • Then update the driver manually

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Using Nvidia Graphics

Updating the Driver Manually

  • Open Device Manager by typing Device Manager in the ‘Type here to search” area next to the Windows Start button.
  • In Device Manager, expand category Display adapters.
  • Find NVIDIA Graphics card device under this category.
  • Right-click on it and select Update Driver Software from the pop-up menu.
  • Then update the driver manually

Updating the Driver via the Nvidia Website

  • go to http://www.geforce.com/drivers
  • download and run the automatic driver update
  • please agree to the terms and Nvidia utilities will open.  you will have to create an account to login.
  • once logged in you will be able to click on the driver tab and install the latest driver.
  • download and install the driver.
  • restart the computer

Configuring Kinetisense to use the Nvidia Driver

On laptops which have both the Intel and Nvidia graphics the Kinect camera will default to the Intel graphics.  It is recommended that you set up the Kinect to use the Nvidia driver using the following instructions:

  • go to the system tray and right click on the Nvidia and open the Nvidia Control Panel
  • when you get to the control panel please go this setting in the control panel.
  • click add and select the kinectservice and click Add Selected Program
  • select High-performance Nvidia processor and change the settings that are in the bold to match the screen shot below.
  • press apply and restart the computer to have the kinectservice to use the Nvidia graphics driver.
  • when the computer restarts, please run the Kinect Verify software and ensure that the FPS is 28 to 30

 

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Installation

Download Kinetisense and Create Kinetisense Account

To download Kinetisnese, you need to sign in with a free Microsoft account. If you do not have a Microsoft account, you’ll have the option to create one when you make an order. Read more about Microsoft accounts.

  1. Click here to download Kinetisense, or go the Window Apps – Microsoft Store.
  2. Select ‘Get the app.’ Kinetisense will begin to download.
  3. Click ‘launch,’ Kinetisense will open.
  4. Enter a valid email address and password.
  5. You will be asked to repeat the password you entered.
  6. If your computer is secure, we recommend that you click the box next to ‘Remember me.’
  7. When all of your information is correct, click ‘Create my account.’
  8. Your Kinetisense account will be created and you will automatically be logged in.

Note: If you have not already purchased Kinetisense, you will be using the free 14-day trial. During your trial, enjoy all of the Kinetisense products that are included in an annual license. To purchase a Kinetisense license click here. All of the data that you obtained from the free trial will be transferred to the paid account.

Multi-Practitioner Management

In Kinetisense, you can have multiple practitioners access the same account. This allows data to be maintained in one database.

To set as a multi-practitioner Kinetisense account:

  • Update to the cloud version by connecting to the internet and clicking the Update to Kinetisense Cloud. Located at the bottom right of the practitioner profile.
  • This account is the Administrator account for the clinic.  This login will be responsible for creating practitioners and transferring patients between practitioners.
  • Administrators have access to the entire database within your organization. Administrators can edit the clinic information and add practitioners by selecting the buttons at the bottom left of the login screen.
  • Once a practitioner is created the administrator would send the login information to the new practitioner who can then log into the cloud version.  When logging in please select the cloud server that you belong to.
  • The main difference with the Cloud version is that the practitioner or Administrator can transfer patient/client records to another practitioner.  This is done by opening the patient/client record and selecting the transfer button.

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Downloads