Gait Test

10 Meter Walk and Return

The test provides a measure for global response of musculoskeletal systems of the lower limbs as well as information regarding functional capacity and agility. Results entail the distance walked, the turning velocity and functional gait parameters.

Description

The 10 Meter Walk and Return test is a maximal walk test over a total distance of 20 meters. It involves an individual walking straight 10 meters on a flat track, pivoting around a turning mark, and returning to the start without stumbling. Gait characteristics and walk times are assessed for the middle 6 meters, respectively.

Test Preparation

  • Place 2 floor markers at 10 meters distance
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Use usual walking aids if applicable (cane, walker, crutches, etc.)
  • Usual medical regime shall be continued
  • No vigorous exercise within 2 hours of beginning testing
  • Light meal before testing is acceptable, but not obligatory

Equipment

2x Floor Markers

Applicable Type
Neuro
Contraindication

Unstable angina during previous month

Myocardial infarction during previous month

Heart rate >120

Systolic blood pressure >180 mm Hg

Diastolic blood pressure >100 mm Hg”

Paramters Overview
  • 9 for range of motion
  • 24 for kinectics & agility
  • 15 for coordination
  • 4 for self reported outcomes

Test Procedure

1

Prepare
  • Stand straight
  • Feet are shoulder width apart next to one floor mark

2

Countdown
  • Hold your standing position over the countdown
  • Start walking on START

3

Walk Forth
  • Walk straight towards the turning mark
  • Walk as fast as possible without stumbling
  • Do not run

4

Turning Mark
  • Pivot around the turning mark
  • Continue back without hesitation

5

Straight Walkline
  • Make sure you stay on track for walking forth and back straight

6

Walk Back
  • Walk back towards the start mark
  • Walk as fast as possible without stumbling
  • Do not run

7

Start Mark & Stop
  • Approach the start mark and stop

8

Countdown
  • Stand still
  • Listen to the countdown while standing
  • The test is completed on STOP

9

Additional
  • Enter if assistive devices were used
  • Enter your fatigue and pain level
  • Enter free comments, if applicable
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Wireless Data Transmission


The wireless data transmission from OpenGo Sensor Insoles to the mobile device uses intelligent handshake technology to avoid the loss of data packages, even when the connection quality is below 100 %.

Typical wireless range of the Bluetooth Low Energy connection in indoor settings is ≥ 10 m, in in-field settings up to 20 m.

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