Gait Test
Mobility Test

2 Minute Walk Test

The test allows gait related assessment of response to therapy and provides prognosis across a broad range of chronic cardiopulmonary and neuroligical conditions.

Description

The 2 Minute Walk Test is a sub-maximal gait test over a span of 2 minutes. It involves an individual walking forth and back in a figure 8 on a flat course marked by two floor markers at a distance of 15 meters. The goal is to cover as much distance as possible. The test provides a measure for global response of musculoskeletal systems of the lower limbs as well as information regarding functional capacity. Results entail the distance walked and functional gait parameters.

Test Preparation

Place 2 floor markers at 15 m distance

Wear comfortable clothing and shoes

Use usual walking aids if applicable (cane, crutches, etc.)

Usual medical regime shall be continued

No vigorous exercise within 2 h of beginning testing

Light meal before testing is acceptable, but not obligatory

Place 2 floor markers at 15 m distance

Wear comfortable clothing and shoes

Use usual walking aids if applicable (cane, crutches, etc.)

Usual medical regime shall be continued

No vigorous exercise within 2 h of beginning testing

Light meal before testing is acceptable, but not obligatory

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

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

Equipment

2x Floor Marker Disc

Get Test Parameters
Submit for a PDF including all test parameters and descriptions
Applicable Area
Rehabilitation
Orthopaedics
Neurorology

Test Procedure

moticon-rego-2-minute-walk-test-01-standing

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 the START signal
  • Attend to the biofeedback, if applicable
moticon-rego-2-minute-walk-test-03-walking

3

Walk Forth
  • Walk straight towards the turning mark
  • Walk as fast as possible without stumbling
  • Do not run
  • Attend to the biofeedback, if applicable
moticon-rego-2-minute-walk-test-04-turning-around

4

Turning Mark
  • Pivot around the turning mark
  • Continue back without hesitation
moticon-rego-2-minute-walk-test-05-walking-back

5

Walk Back
  • Walk back towards the start mark
  • Walk as fast as possible without stumbling
  • Do not run or jog
moticon-rego-2-minute-walk-test-06-turning-around

6

Start Mark
  • Pivot around the start mark
  • Continue forth without hesitation
moticon-rego-2-minute-walk-test-07-continuing

7

Continued Laps
  • Walk back and forth between the two floor marks in figure eights (8) for 2 min
  • Do not talk and focus on walking
  • Listen to the feedback on time left
moticon-rego-2-minute-gait-test-stop

8

Stop
  • Listen to the countdown while keeping walking
  • Stop walking on the STOP
  • The test is completed
rego-drop-jump-step-10

9

Optional Input
  • Enter if assistive devices were used
  • Enter your fatigue and pain level
  • Enter free comments, if applicable

The form was sent successfully.

You will be contacted shortly.

moticon-rego-sensor-insole-live-event

Stay one step ahead!

Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest information on case studies, webinars, product updates and company news

Select your desired system

The cutting edge test based outcome assessment system for health professionals and trainers

The most versatile toolkit for free data acquisition and comprehensive analytics in research

Get support

Check our FAQ database for answers to frequently asked questions

Describe your issue in as much detail as possible. Include screenshots or files if applicable.


Have a general inquiry?

Write us a message for general questions about products and solutions or if you’d like to discuss other topics.


Need help?
Want a live demo?
Interested in prices?
Want to say hello?
Always just a call away
+49 89 2000 301 60