Understanding how people walk in their home and community
Community Obstacle Course
Quantitative Assessment of Community Ambulation Projects
In this project, we characterize improvements in walking and standing in individuals with movement disorders in the lower extremities. Current methods do not evaluate how individuals interact with their home and community environments, although this should be a driving factor in evaluating the usefulness of interventions such as therapy, drugs or surgery.
A custom obstacle course was designed to simulate common community challenges such as ramps, steps, and uneven surfaces. Each component complies with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations or American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) guidelines (where applicable).
Team: Lisa Simone, PhD and Elie Elovic, MD, (Co-PIs).