“Boots” – A Kinoped Story
A Dominant IP in Multiple Markets
Because we took an evidentiary approach to understanding the elements of human ambulation, the Kinoped is more than a product, process, or marketing gimmick. Human ambulation occurs on a spectrum, but the biomechanics needs of a quadriplegic are the same as a professional athlete. The Kinoped IP represents a biomechanically-dominant approach in ten distinct markets, including Microgravity Environments, Professional Sports, Recreational Exercise, Military Training, Industrial Control, Computer Gaming, Complex Rehabilitation, Gait Research, Injury Prevention, and Physical Therapy.
In each of these markets, the Kinoped IP holds a biomechanics advantage that creates a business moat that lays the groundwork for segment dominance.
The Kinoped has two early adopter markets that are also influencers: Professional sports and Micro Gravity Environments. Both of these markets are exposed to an extraordinary amount of risk related to ambulatory health and fitness. In pro sports, financial and competitive factors are primary – in MGE, survival of astronauts is at risk.
Building the Perfect Beast
The four North American Pro Sports leagues lose $1.5 billion annually in payroll paid to players unable to perform due to lower extremity injuries. The products and protocol used by trainers and medical professionals to prepare athletes for battle are insufficient to the task. The Kinoped is the first functional and objective performance system designed specifically for professional athletes, allowing them to improve performance, prevent injuries and speed rehabilitation using science, not dogma.
The harsh nature of micro-gravity environments presents a nearly insurmountable obstacle to survival beyond the confines of earth. Current interventions used by NASA to sustain health and fitness in space are biomechanically incapable of attaining this objective. The Kinoped IP represents the only biomechanical mechanism capable of sustaining functional muscular health, maintaining circulation, and retaining proprioception during extended stays in MGE.
Every product and protocol used by physical therapists to optimize ambulatory health and fitness are non-functional, subjective, and incapable of optimizing the rehabilitation process. This results in hundreds of billions of dollars in wasted healthcare spending, and 50,000 lives lost due to falls every year. The Kinoped is the first system capable of addressing this burgeoning ambulatory crisis, allowing for functional exercises designed to address the kinetic and kinematic requirements of a task while improving proprioception and bodily function.
The Ambulatory Spectrum
The ambulatory expectations of an 80-year-old recovering from a hip replacement procedure are very different from those of a 26-year-old professional athlete intent on improving their athletic performance, but the same bio-mechanical truths exist for both. The Kinoped was designed to comprehensively address all of the critical bio-mechanical elements of ambulation necessary to maximize ambulatory performance, something no other exercise or mobility system or protocol can accomplish.