Disability pp 154-158 | Cite as

Ambulatory Activity Measurement

  • J. Holden
  • G. Fernie
  • M. Soto
  • R. Lobb
Part of the Strathclyde Bioengineering Seminars book series (KESE)

Summary

The number of steps taken each day by 30 above-knee amputees and 35 below-knee amputees during their gait training has been monitored. The results have been averaged and appear to show rapid progress during the first week of training followed by little further increase in ambulatory activity over the remainder of the monitoring period. The average activity level reached was 383 steps per day for the above-knee amputee and 445 steps per day for the below-knee amputees. The possible uses of such a quantitative measure of the effectiveness of a rehabilitation unit are discussed in the light of these early results.

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Nylon Monit 

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References

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© Bioengineering Unit, University of Strathclyde 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Holden
  • G. Fernie
  • M. Soto
  • R. Lobb

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