Gait speed measure: the effect of different measuring distances and the inclusion and exclusion of acceleration and deceleration.

@article{Wang2012GaitSM,
  title={Gait speed measure: the effect of different measuring distances and the inclusion and exclusion of acceleration and deceleration.},
  author={Ching-Yi Wang and Tou-Rong Chen and Yi-Huang Lin and Mei-hui Liu and Yueh-Chi Chen},
  journal={Perceptual and motor skills},
  year={2012},
  volume={114 2},
  pages={469-78}
}
The purposes of this study were to examine the effects of different distances and the inclusion and exclusion of acceleration and deceleration distances on the measurement of self-paced and fastest gait speeds in younger and older adults. The self-paced and fastest gait speeds of younger and older adults were measured over 4-m and 10-m walkways with the acceleration and deceleration distances included and excluded in the measuring distance. The results indicated gait speeds (both self-paced and… CONTINUE READING