A Better Sense of Balance

Eliminating Costly Falls in Hospitals


We believe a hospital’s number one priority is the safety of patients, and that optimal patient care avoids needless and costly challenges. The current fall risk assessment system is flawed, putting patients in danger and costing hospitals billions. And these falls are often avertable. Our goal is to eliminate preventable falls by revolutionizing the way clinicians monitor patient fall risk status.


In-Hospital Falls Are Expensive

That’s a $6 Billion Problem Annually

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) classifies in-hospital falls as preventable events and will not cover the expense.

Standard Risk Measures Are Failing Hospitals

Nearly 1/2 of patients who fall were incorrectly assessed as “low” or “no risk” using standard scales. These falls could have been prevented by accurate assessment of patient risk.

In-Hospital Falls Are Expensive

Inaccurate Assessment

Standard fall risk scales yield a significant number of false “low risk/no risk” scores, leading nurses and clinical staff to inadvertently miss potential dangers or risk factors.

Non-Patient Specific Plans

The current fall risk assessment tools do not create patient-specific action plans, meaning nursing staff may not have the most effective preventive plan in place for each patient. 

Staff Limitations

Most in-hospital falls can be avoided if the patient receives one-on-one assistance with a member of the nursing staff, however, nursing staff oversee many patients and cannot monitor each individual every moment of the day.


Revolutionizing Fall Prevention

The Kinometrix System eliminates false “low/no risk” assessments, reducing the number of preventable falls and providing a 6.5:1 return on investment to hospitals.

By using more rigorous, objective patient measurements, Kinometrix allows nursing staff to manage risk through specific actionable fall risk reports, yielding better and more targeted fall-prevention care.

Kinometrix Software analyses key metric data and provides guidance to address a patient’s individualized risk factors for falling.  Risk factors such as gait impairment, medication, and stability level are thoroughly detailed on a patient’s profile dashboard, and schedules can be developed around a patient’s toileting and ambulatory habits.
Ultimately, each of these measures can significantly reduce the number of in-hospital falls and DECREASE burdensome costs.
Ultimately, each of these measures can significantly reduce the number of in-hospital falls and DECREASE burdensome costs.

Use of the Kinometrix system saves up to

$ 0
per bed in fall losses, providing hospitals with a 6.5:1 return on investment.

Kinometrix Eliminates False “Low/No Risk” Assessments

Objective measurements help hospital staff create specific care plans for their patients’ risk factors. Our objective is to reduce falls due to false “low risk” & “no risk” scores by 50%


Sam Jazzo, A.T.C.

Chief Executive Officer

Sam is a nationally certified athletic trainer specializing in rehabilitation. Sam did his training at the University of Miami where he worked full season rotations with the Hurricane Football and Baseball Teams. Sam was part of a research team that investigated injury risk screening using cost-effective motion analysis systems. Before co-founding Kinometrix, Sam consulted with the military on how to incorporate proper nutrition and training to reduce injury and improve performance.

Michael April, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Mike oversees kinesiology and rehabilitation as well as interactions with insurance carriers, and rehab practitioners. Mike has a BES in Mathematical Sciences from Johns Hopkins University where he lettered all four years in baseball. He has an MD from the Medical College of Virginia, and is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. During college he did robotics research under Jim Albus at the National Bureau of Standards.

Jason Sanner

VP of Business Development

Jason has built and led sales teams in the healthcare industry for nearly 20 years. After starting his sales career with medical technology start-ups, Jason took a role with the Advisory Board Company to successfully launch their new Business Intelligence solutions. Jason spent nine years with Stryker leading hospital sales teams, and most recently led a team for Coloplast that sells to hospitals, long term care facilities, and home health agencies.

Michael Barbine

VP of Product

Michael has 17 years of adaptive technology and product development experience in senior engineering roles with Sysco, Mandiant, FireEye, NS8 and others. His background combines an understanding of commercial needs with mastery of automation and DevOps practices in product development, platform engineering, database engineering, software, enterprise-scale I.T. operations and security. Michael has a track record of improving processes, reducing operational costs, scaling productivity, developing automation tools, and solving challenging technical problems.




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