Can an accelerometer enhance the utility of the Timed Up & Go Test when evaluating patients with Parkinson's disease?

@article{Weiss2010CanAA,
  title={Can an accelerometer enhance the utility of the Timed Up \& Go Test when evaluating patients with Parkinson's disease?},
  author={A. Weiss and T. Herman and M. Plotnik and M. Brozgol and I. Maidan and Nir Giladi and T. Gurevich and Jeffrey M. Hausdorff},
  journal={Medical engineering \& physics},
  year={2010},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={
          119-25
        }
}
INTRODUCTION The Timed Up and Go (TUG) test is a widely used measure of mobility and fall risk in older adults and in Parkinson's disease (PD). We tested the hypothesis that body-fixed accelerometers can provide insight into TUG performance in PD patients. METHODS We examined 17 patients with PD (Hoehn and Yahr score: 2.7+/-0.7; ON state) and 15 age-matched healthy controls; mean ages were 66.8+/-5.9 years, 67.6+/-9.6 years, respectively. Subjects wore a 3D-accelerometer (ADXL330, Analog… Expand
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