gait speed

gait speed

The time it takes to walk a specified distance, usually 6 m or less. Slower speeds correlate with an increased risk of mortality in geriatric patients.
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But they say it is possible that a slow gait speed may also signal changes in the body that could make Alzheimer's more likely.
The gait detection algorithm in the L300 System, on the other hand, adjusts to the wearer's gait speed, footwear, and even the terrain being covered.
Tenders are invited for Supply of Electronic gait Speed Analysis System.
Functional loss included gait speed and chair stand testing.
The effect of gait speed on lateral balance control during walking in healthy elderly.
The gait speed cut point we found is 1 meter--or 3.
Testing for the newly described syndrome relies on measuring gait speed (our manner of walking) and asking a few simple questions about a patient's cognitive abilities, both of which take just seconds.
six minute walk test and self selected gait speed tests) and self-reported (e.
Gait speed is an easy-to-determine, valid, and reliable assessment (1), (2) that has been frequently cited as a useful clinical indicator of an individual's function, disability, and performance of activities of daily living.
11) This is an interesting finding, given that multiple studies have demonstrated the effect of gait speed on safety, physical function, and fall risk following hip fracture.
Cognitive function, gait speed decline, and comorbidities: the health, aging and body composition study.