Layout of Qinematic services
The service that you wish to offer influences the type of equipment and subscription that you should have. Spending some time evaluating your needs and the needs of your clients can save time and money.
Examples of service designs:
High volume scanning - use a dedicated scan station for just recording performances using Posture Scan software. Feedback and consultations should be performed on a separate screen using Movement Lab or Note, depending on how much analysis is required.
Low volume scanning - there is usually time to record movements and give feedback about performance on the same device.
Triage only - only the recording is done at a location that has a scan station (e.g. office, pharmacy, club, health centre), and feedback is given locally or remotely by the Health Provider to those people who need it.
Examples of hardware solutions:
The fixed station is used for performing scans in environments where it might not be safe to leave a scanning device, or when a large screen is needed, such as an elderly home or office space.
|Setup||Dedicated space such as a room, reception or the corner of an open area, which does not need to be changed frequently.|
|Flow||Upon completion of the scan, a Scanner, Advisor or Analyst can give brief feedback using the instant animated Feedback screens, without necessarily having access rights to Movement Lab.|
|Benefit||Semi-automated scanning allows frequent scanning, and low demand on personnel.|
|Example of users||Gyms, retailers, clinics, workplaces, hotels and corporate events.|
|Productivity||It is not possible to scan and give Feedback at the same time. Each scan takes 6 minutes + 4 minutes for quick Feedback, requiring 10-15 minutes for each person. Expect 4-6 scans per hour per station, and approximately 30 scans per day.|
The semi-fixed station is used predominately for performing many back to back scans, and a separate portable computer with Movement Lab installed is used for a follow-up consultation, This often used by sports teams, corporate health and pharmacies where an expert offers remote advice.
|Setup||The Posture scanning station is in a dedicated fixed place and only scanning occurs here. However the feedback is given in another location on a portable laptop.|
|Flow||A Scanner enables semi-automated scans, without giving any personal advice and the end user may get automated feedback after the scan on another computer.|
|Benefit||Opportunities for remote services and high volume scanning. A client can be scanned in one room, whilst Analysts are analyzing or giving personal advice in other rooms, or at/from another location. The Analyst can provide soft supervision of the semi-automated scans in the scan area.|
|Example of users||Clinics, gyms and occupational health performing scans on a regular basis.|
|Productivity||Scans and Feedback can be performed simultaneously on 2 or more different devices at the same time. Assuming 6 to 10 scans per hour and a 8 hour work period, 50-100 scans per day.|
The portable scan station is used for performing scans frequently in different locations (e.g., workplaces) or in confined spaces that are for multiple uses (e.g., small clinics/studios). The mobile setup is conveniently packed into a backpack or protected trolley bag for easy transport. Posture Scan and Movement Lab software may be on the same computer, or a higher spec computer is used for scanning and a lower spec computer used for Movement Lab.
|Setup||Laptop and sensor placed on a table and/or tripod. A table top can be fixed to the tripod, and the Kinect sensor can be attched with a clamp.|
|Flow||15 minutes is required to turn on the computer and setup the stand. As the venue can change, the environement needs ot be checked - floor, wasll, lighting - so that the calibration looks fine. The flow is typically the same as the Fixed scanning station, however two computers means the Semi-fixed scanning station flow is also possible - in fact, quite commoon for workplace scanning, where a tight schedule demands a seperate consultation area or online advice.|
|Benefit||Hardware is easily carried by the Scanner, Advisor or Analyst, or it can be sent to a location by courier.|
|Example of users||Occupational health/wellness, health consultants, sports teams, events.|