To standardise scans, the test person is asked to copy an instruction video. The timing and the action performed should be similar to the video and followed as though looking in a mirror. The software is designed to identify when the person deviates from the general technique, and may ask the person to repeat a task. All exercises are commonly used in research and by health providers who assess movement professionally. It should be kept in mind that there is always some natural variation in human movement - this characteristic allows us to accommodate changing environments and avoid overuse injuries from repetitive tasks. The software therefore allows for slight personal variations in the way tasks are performed. In fact, the variation itself is interesting - this could be a positive attribute for a health body.
The exercises are rather simple to follow, and easy to perform for healthy, able bodied individuals who are living independently. The single leg balance and squat tasks are possible in both ‘Normal mode’ and ‘Easy mode’. Easy mode has slightly instructions and makes tasks easier through partial weight bearing and less challenge to balance. Prior to recording, the test person is asked to rehearse single leg balance and squat tasks, for safety and to familiarise the person with the tasks. If they acknowledge that they cannot safely perform before the recording begins, then they will not be asked to do the tasks during the recording. Each task can be performed a maximum of 3 times, after which the task is ended or it switches to Easy mode. The software is looking for best possible performance, but safety must come first. The final measure is recorded for reporting.