Distance to achieve steady state walking speed in frail elderly persons.

  title={Distance to achieve steady state walking speed in frail elderly persons.},
  author={Ulrich Lindemann and Bijan Najafi and Wiebren Zijlstra and K Hauer and R. Muche and Clemens Becker and Kamiar Aminian},
  journal={Gait & posture},
  volume={27 1},
This study aims to determine the length of the gait initiation phase before achieving steady state walking in frail older people. Based on body fixed sensors, habitual walking was analysed in 116 community-dwelling older persons (mean age 83.1 years, 84% women). The start of steady state walking was identified using an algorithm taking into account speeds from consecutive strides. On average, participants reached a walking speed of 0.66 m/s after an acceleration phase of 1.43 m (89% after 2.47… CONTINUE READING
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