Repeatability of Temporospatial Gait Measures in Children Using the GAITRite Electronic WalkwayBy Thorpe, Deborah E., PT, PhD, PCS; Dusing, Stacey C., PT, MS; Moore, Charity G., PhD, MSPH; Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 86, No. 12, pp. 2342-2346
Publication Date: December 2005
Study conducted to determine the repeatability of selected temporal and spatial gait parameters in healthy children using the GAITRite electronic walkway. The GAITRite is a computerized system consisting of a 3.66-meter mat with sensors that connect to gait analysis software. A total of 57 people who ranged in age from 10.9 years of age participated in the study. The participants completed two barefoot test walks at their standard gait speeds. Statistical analyses revealed that the repeatability of GAITRite measurements to assess the temporospatial gait parameters in typically developing children while walking at their own pace. The researchers conclude that the GAITRite is an emerging tool for gait assessment for children with and without disabilities.
Assistive Products Discussed: GAITRITE SYSTEM
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