Temporal gait measures are calculated based on the time of gait events, which are often measured with a stopwatch. Wearable motion sensors calculate the cadence, stance, etc. The range of motion of the trunk segment is estimated by integrating the signals from the angular velocity sensor. Furthermore, spatial gait measures, including stride length and velocity, are estimated using a biomechanical model. In our study, these measures were easily obtained from the wearable inertial sensor. The TUG test includes performance of several movements and provides objective measures related to the four major components of the test: gait, turning, sit-to-stand, and turn-to-sit. The gait measures include the cadence, gait cycle, stride, and stance.
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Last date updated on September, 2014