GaitRate Tools were developed in partnership between Emory University and Georgia Tech.
If you would like to know more about the GaitRate app, please contact us. If you have recommendations for your particular needs, please submit your suggestions to:
Dr. Ted Johnson, MD, Director, Internal Medicine, Emory University
Mr. Brian Jones, Principal Research Engineer, IMTC; Director, Aware Home Living Lab at Georgia Tech
Special thanks to Drs. Stephanie Studenski and Subashan Perera for providing the estimation algorithms. At the time of this collaboration, they were both at the University of Pittsburgh Institute on Aging (Copyright, University of Pittsburgh)
Research and App development of the GaitRate Tools have been supported by the following funding agencies / organizations:
- National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) The contents of this app were developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90RE5016-01-00) under the auspices of the Rehabilitation and Engineering Research Center on Technologies to Support Successful Aging with Disability (TechSAge; www.techsage.gatech.edu). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL),
- Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this app do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, or HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA) App development and related research has been supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number UL1TR000454. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health
The GaitRate app assists with, but does not substitute for, proper clinical care. GaitRate measures gait speed, a common measure of physical function in aging. Use good judgement to determine if an individual can safely walk at the specified speed under testing conditions. GaitRate results are dependent on accurate measurement and input of distance. GaitRate’s median years-of-life remaining estimates are based on publicly-available, published, epidemiological research data.
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