About Us

Movement Disorders are, worldwide:

Disability

The number one cause of years lived with a disability

Finance

A financial burden to patients, families and society

Analysis

Diagnosed and treated with no accurate movement data

Our Mission

Our mission is to revolutionise clinical decision-making by providing objective and accurate support in diagnosis, analysis and treatment of Movement Disorders and its related musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.

Founded in 2015, Kinetikos is currently supporting rehabilitation clinics, orthopaedic hospitals and insurers in Europe and America through a web-based clinical decision-making and analysis platform. It combines artificial intelligence with accurate biomechanical models to guide clinicians. The benefits are both higher accuracy-of and shorter time-to decision resulting in cost-effective services.

Our Milestones

2015
Kinetikos
Company incorporation
2016
Clients
1st clients in Portugal
Clinik
Product Development
Horizon 2020
1st Seal of Excellence
Won Deloitte’s Digital Disruption acceleration program
2017
Clients
1st clients in Spain & South America
Clinik
GDPR & HIPAA compliance
Horizon 2020
2nd Seal of Excellence
Won MIT Portugal / BGI acceleration program
2018
PDtraKer
Production Development
1st INNOLABS
(R&D mobile app)
Cross4Health
(R&D motor impairment)
ESA BIC
(R&D PD’s applied space tech)
EIT
(Product-Market Fit & GoGlobal China)

The Team

We have over two decades of combined experience in Sales, Business Strategy, Engineering musculoskeletal models and simulation software and applying artificial intelligence to clinical research in mobility disorders.

Our awarded team's scientific activity totals more than 75 presentations in National and International conferences, more than 50 published peer-reviewed papers among conferences proceedings and international journals, and an active collaboration as manuscript reviewers in the some of the main clinical and biomechanics journals (e.g., Journal of Biomechanics).

Ricardo Matias

Founder, Head of Research and Innovation

PhD in Human Kinetics (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Postdoc in Machine Learning in Biomechanics (University of Lisbon, Portugal), BSc (Honors) degree in Physiotherapy (Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal).

For the last decade I have been using biomechanics and machine learning to help unveil what produces healthy and pathological movements. Through Kinetikos we will make these tools available for clinicians.

Luís Rodrigues

Co-Founder, Head of Strategy and Finance

Postgraduate courses in Executive Advanced Management Programs (Catholic University - Portugal & Business School - University of Navarra) — BSc in Computer Science.

Following an initial entrepreneur experience, I spent almost two decades in ICT multinational organisations, driving sales and growth, something I’m really passionate about.

Ana Clemente

Pre-Sales & Support

MSc in Physiotherapy in Musculoskeletal Disorders (Health School, Polythecnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal), BSc in Physiotherapy (Health School of Alcoitão, Portugal).

I am a physiotherapist with more than 10 years of experience in movement disorders. Curious by nature and a strong defender of evidence-based practice, in Kinetikos I can contribute to develop the ideal tools for the best and most effective clinical practice.

Cristina Miguel

DPO, Legal Counselling

Law Degree in Faculdade de Direito Universidade de Lisboa.

I have practiced Law for the past 26 years believing I can improve some people’s lives. With Kinetikos I have the opportunity to verify how Science has the obligation to achieve a better quality of life, and strongly defending Health as fundamental and inalienable human right.

Jessy Lauer

Biomechanist

PhD in Biomechanics (University of Porto - Portugal & University of Savoie Mont Blanc de Chambéry - France); MSc in Biomechanics: Exercise, Sport, Health, Handicap (University of Savoie Mont Blanc, France); BSc in Human Movement Science (University of Savoie Mont Blanc, France).

Despite my graduation in Exercise, Sport and Health, it was in the development of the world-first numerical tools to evaluate the load on the musculoskeletal system that I decided to focus my work, contributing to innovation in this area and the development in rehabilitation.

João Proença

Backend Developer

PhD candidate in Biomedical Engineering (Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal), MSc in Biomedical Engineering (Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal).

Contributing to the development in rehabilitation is what moves me, especially if I feel that I can improve someone’s life. A lot can be done and it is through Kinetikos that I want to make it happen.

Lucian Radu

Data Scientist

PhD in Mathematics (University of Lisbon, Portugal), BSc in Mathematics (University of Vest din Timişoara, Romania).

I have an innate curiosity about how things work, coming up with new ideas for resolving a problem. With a mathematical and statistical background I am helping Kinetikos turning data into knowledge.

Sara Alberto

Biomechanist

MSc in Biomedical Engineering, Biomechanics (Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal), Postgraduate course in Software Engineering & Information Systems (Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal).

Developments in rehabilitation techniques can have a great impact in people's quality of life. With a passion for biomechanics and technology, Kinetikos gives me the opportunity to contribute to innovative projects that will truly change clinical practice and benefit someone. 

Sara Santos

PR & Communication

BSc in Public Relations and Corporate Communication (School of Communication and Media Studies, Portugal)

I have been working in PR & Communications for seven years and I truly believe that communication connects people and empowers them to achieve more in life. At Kinetikos I have the opportunity to spread the message about innovative projects that can contribute to improve the quality of life of millions of people.

Vanda Carvalho

Operations

I see as a goal to define continuous process improvements, building consensus, recognizing and accelerating my strengths and conquer any obstacles. Healthcare and biomechanics are my passions, in particular the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders and my main objective is to contribute to improve peoples’ health and quality of life. With a curious mind and a passion for science in general, I’m always eager to learn more and expand my horizons.

Advisory Board

Rui Costa DVM, PhD

Advisory Board Member

Associate Director & Chief Executive Officer, Zuckerman Institute, Columbia University, NY. Professor of Neuroscience, Columbia University, NY, USA. Director, Champalimaud Foundation Research, Portugal. President, American-Portuguese Biomedical Research Fund, USA. Vice-President, Portuguese Society for Neuroscience.

Rui Costa awarded research is focused on the neurobiology of action in health and disease, with a special focus on movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s Disease.

Joaquim Ferreira MD, PhD

Advisory Board Member

Associate Professor of Neurology and Clinical Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine University of Lisbon (FMUL), Portugal Head of Laboratory of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, FMUL Past Chair of the Movement Disorder Society (European Section) Head CNS - Campus Neurológico, Portugal

Joaquim Ferreira is an international expert in Parkinson’s Disease. His research is focused on the development of effective and safe therapeutic interventions through the establishment of optimised methodologies for the design, conduction, analysis and report of clinical trials.

Careers

We are an international awarded startup with two offices in Portugal (Coimbra and Lisbon) that brings the latest technology on computational biomechanics and big data analytics to the hands of clinicians and insurers - to ensure improvement in patients’ lives at lower costs.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and celebrate our employees’ differences - we believe it makes us better people and professionals!

Also, Kinetikos team is encouraged to use half-day per week to take online courses or other types of professional training.

Will you join us on this mission?

Front End Developer

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Senior Full Stack Developper

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Full Stack Developer

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React Native Mobile Developer

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Grants

mKinetikos

mKinetikos was one of our awarded projects at the INNOLABS 1st Open Call for innovative projects in personalized healthcare. mKinetikos is a mobile app that aims to prevent the most common cause of injury among elderly: the falls. It collects, processes and stores individual’s multidimensional information, including clinical survey and movement-related data collected through elderly adaptive interfaces and clear instructed activities. It delivers a real-time risk of fall assessment and proposes a home-based, subject-centred exercise program, using the latest scientific evidence and data science algorithms.

PDtraKer

Kinetikos won the European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre (ESA BIC) call for innovative solutions that use space technologies or systems in a non-space environment with PDtraKer. This mobile app takes advantage of Europe’s GNSS Galileo space technology to map Lifespace in people with Parkinson’s Disease, both indoor and outdoor. It fills the gap between infrequent clinical examinations that do not capture the day-to-day variations of the illness and providing a continuum objective monitoring and allows clinicians to access actionable data in real time.

iWalku

iWalkU project was one of the awarded projects in the Cross4Health 1st Open Call for cross sectoral teams, addressing one of the C4H identified Challenges. iWalkU project was developed in collaboration with the Austrian Space Forum and FisioManual rehabilitation clinic by combining aerospace and biotechnologies. It provides a web-based platform connected to a unique easy-to-use exoskeleton that allows a safe, remote and effective healthcare to mobility impaired individuals.