Kinesis Health Technologies
Kinesis, co-founded by Seamus Small and Dr Barry Greene is a digital health spin-out from the Technology Research for Independent Living (TRIL) Centre, a large ageing research programme, at UCD, TCD and St James’s hospital.
Kinesis Health Technologies products help prevent falls in older adults by using wearable sensor technologies, enabling older adults to remain independent and reducing healthcare costs. Falls in older adults are a serious global problem, costing $50Bn each year in the US alone. The WHO estimates that 30% of adults, over 65 years of age, fall at least once each year. Ageing is one of the great global challenges, and innovation is essential in bringing measurable impact to this challenge. Kinesis’ technology brings real measurability to one of the most critical factors in ageing, the risk of falls. Kinesis QTUG™, a Class I medical device, based on 10 years of research, is used by healthcare professionals to identify those patients at risk of falls and to prescribe an intervention, to quantify a patient’s response to therapy and rehabilitation, and to assess patients with neurological disorders.
Kinesis, founded in 2013 is now a team of seven and is currently based in NexusUCD, our Industry Partnership Centre. The company is a great example of how UCD’s commercialisation agenda brings relevant discoveries and intellectual property from the university to highly competitive markets.
“Kinesis has received great support from NovaUCD over the years. The initial support in securing commercialisation funding then going through and winning the UCD Venture Launch programme in 2013 through to building out our team at NexusUCD we appreciate the continued professional support and advice provided.”
- Seamus Small, Kinesis