Timing Functional Outcomes Using a Personal ComputerBy Wall, James C.; Crosbie, Jack; RESNA 2000: Technology for the New Millenium, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 331-333
Publication Date: June/July 2000
Paper discussing the validity of a computer-based technique for timing functional tasks. Thirty-five healthy young adults were videotaped from the side while walking five times along a ten-meter walkway. One of the participants had a standard gait pattern; the others had four different gait patterns commonly used with assistive devices. Measurements were performed from the video recording using the computer-based technique and a multi-memory stopwatch. The data from the two timing methods showed high degrees of correlation, which indicated that the technique was valid, and could be applied to functional tasks other than gait. The computer removed the need for manual calculation, making the technique potentially useful in clinical practices.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number O13698