Development and evaluation of a device to measure walking speed

Conference Paper

This manuscript describes the development and testing of a device to measure walking speed. The Gaitbox is a custom, microprocessor-based device that uses an infrared distance sensor to automatically measure, calculate and display walking speed. Walking speed is a critical performance measure that has been shown to be a strong indicator of long-term health and life expectancy in older people. The Gaitbox was compared to the measures obtained by clinicians administering the timed NIH 4-m walk test and the Sprint System device.

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Cited Authors

  • Caves, K; Davis, L; DeRuyter, F

Published Date

  • January 1, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10897 LNCS /

Start / End Page

  • 468 - 471

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1611-3349

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0302-9743

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9783319942735

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-3-319-94274-2_68

Citation Source

  • Scopus