Qinematic values safety, privacy and personal integrity. Prior to a scan, individuals are asked to give informed consent. They must agree to the scan provider controlling the health data, and to undertaking the exercises at their own risk. Furthermore the security of their data is kept at a safe server of Microsoft Azzure

Consent of the individual

Every individual who does a Posture scan is required to agree to the Privacy Policy statement before proceeding with the scan. This is to ensure that an individual understands that their data is processed by Qinematic, but controlled by the Organisation or Provider. The Privacy Policy is summarised at the start of every scan. Ticking the box is considered giving informed consent.

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Safety of the individual

Safety is extremely important for Qinematic. For technical reasons, the service is limited to accommodate people with all four limbs, and whom can stand and walk independently without assistance or an assistive device. Attempting an exercise is only recommended if an individual is confident that they can perform a task  voluntarily. Exercises should not be performed if there is any risk of falling, injury or significant discomfort. To avoid any accidents, individuals and Providers should consider the physical, sensory and cognitive abilities of the test person before starting the test. Poor cognition, poor eyesight, poor hearing, poor balance, pain, fear of falling or fear of pain can affect function. Always practise the squat and balance exercises before the scan begins, to help the software determine the level of ability. Only continue with a scan if the Provider and the test person are sure that the exercise can be performed safely.  Ask for assistance if in any doubt about ability to safely perform a task.

The basic criteria for the test person to do the exercise safely is if they can stand independently on 1 leg. As a general rule - if they live at home alone, can ascend/descend a step or stairs safely and without a rail, then they should be safe. If they cannot go down stairs without a rail, then they probably need supervision, or should not do the tests.

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Always remind an individual to practise an exercise along with the instruction video. This will help familiarise them with the tasks, and improve repeat-ability. To allow a scan at lower levels of function, the software will activate ‘Easy mode’ for partial weight bearing in single leg stance and single leg squat. After three failed attempts at these tasks, the exercise will end and go to the next task. The final attempt will be recorded. Furthermore at the start of the experiment, l