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the rate of moving (especially walking or running)

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Unlike other apps that merely count steps, GaitTrack uses eight motion parameters to perform a detailed analysis of a person's gait, or walking pattern, which can tell physicians much about a patient's cardiopulmonary, muscular and neurological health.
Indeed, some studies have used the FAPS to quantify gait variability [4], and the score has been used as an indication of stride to stride variability [5] despite the fact that the FAPS does not quantify variability.
Clinical or three-dimensional Gait Analysis is a specialized area of clinical practice that assesses, plans, and treats individuals with conditions that affect their walking ability.
Some of the most commonly used methods of gait speed analysis include the 6-Minute Walk Test (6MWT), (18), (19) Timed-Up-and-Go (TUG), (20), (21) and the 10-Meter Walking Test (10MWT); (3) however, each test evaluates a different aspect of gait including endurance, incorporation of sit-to-stand and a turn, or speed over a short distance, respectively.
If all the components of the nervous system are not working together properly, a person may display spasticity, muscle weakness or vision disturbances, any of which can lead to impaired gait.
With an aging baby boomer generation advancing into greater risk for Alzheimer's and dementia, it is important for physicians to be aware of the associations between gait and mental function.
Gait speed may have a place in the clinical setting because it could help identify older adults who have a high probability of living for 5 or 10 years and would benefit from preventative interventions.
It encompasses a wide range, including a summary of normal and pathologic gait, gait analysis with lower-limb prostheses, detailed exploration of the care of patients with lowerlimb amputation, lower-limb biomechanics, clinical applications, as well as prosthetic and orthotic designs and components.
The authors suggested several reasons that gait speed might predict survival.
Linda McLuskie, of Merchant Homes, said: "Woodland Gait is a very special development and merits a special incentive like this.
Gait speed was found to be especially associated with survival after the age of 75.
Most specialty running shoe stores routinely use video gait analysis on a treadmill to provide baseline information about an individual's specific needs before recommending any running shoes.
The affected limb's muscular atrophy was obvious, but the gait looked no different from the normals'.