Which iPad to purchase??
We often get the question of which iPad to purchase, and to answer it you should consider a few things. At this point to download and install PostureScreen, SquatScreen, or LeanScreen you will need minimum an iPhone or an iPad which runs iOS15 and with a minimum of an A12 chip or newer. Anything sold as “new” directly from Apple in 2022 should easily meet this specifications.
The first is that you do NOT need the cellular version, UNLESS you wish to be always connected through your cell phone carrier. If you purchase a Wi-Fi only version, you can use PostureScreen Mobile like normal, and when you hit “send email” to a prospective new patient at a screening or an existing practice member in your office if you didn’t have WiFi, the PDF documents will simply move into your email queue and wait for an internet connection. Once you have an internet connection they will send. Most of our users based on anonymous data demonstrate that WiFi only ipads are used in 90% of our clients. Remember, you ONLY need internet connection to download credits or modules from iTunes AppStore or for sending emails to patients. If you have purchased your in-app upgrades or purchased credits, it unlocks them in the application, meaning you will not have to connect to purchase credits again until you run out. You can also pre-purchase in lots of 100, so rest assured if you are performing a screening at an outside event without Wi-Fi internet connection, you can operate normally until you run out of credits. If your devices is under the unlimited assessment subscription, you will periodically need to connect your device to the internet a few times per month for Apple to check and renew your subscription but should not pose any issue to using PostureScreen off of wifi in the field at an outside event so long as the device was connected to the internet the day or two before which the outside event begins. This never seems to be an issue for doctors or staff.
The next question is how much size storage (disk space) do I need to purchase? iPads come in a variety of storage options. The easy answer is buy as big of a storage hard drive disk as you can afford, there is no minimum for our apps because we do have online storage service available if needed. The advent of SyncScreen (our cloud backup and synchronization service for multiple devices.) you can get a smaller capacity storage device, and simply offload the clients to cloud for storage when needed to save space, and then pull them back down to the device when you need to perform a comparison assessment. Learn more about SyncScreen here: https://www.postureanalysis.com/knowledge-base/syncscreen-cloud-synchronization-remotescreen-and-backup/
At this point for any iPhone or iPad running iOS15 (or newer) will run our PostureScreen, however, to access more advanced features such as Augmented Reality assessments, you will need a device with an A12 chip or newer for the automated digitization of anatomical landmarks feature. If you plan on using those more advanced features we suggest only newer iPhones or iPads with an A12 chip or newer, For more details on devices which support Augmented Reality, see: https://www.postureanalysis.com/knowledge-base/augmented-reality-supported-devices/
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.