Timed Up and Go Assessments

Timed Up and Go Mobility Assessments

The Timed Up and Go (TUG) test is a simple, easy-to-administer test for assessing an individual’s mobility, balance, and fall risk. The test involves recording how much time it takes a person to rise from a seated position, walk 3 meters, turn, walk back to the chair, and sit down again. The TUG test has been shown to be a reliable and valid measure of mobility and fall risk in older adults and individuals with chronic conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and multiple sclerosis.

Noraxon Timed Up and Go Assessments

Noraxon’s unified software provides a quick and comprehensive solution for performing Timed Up and Go tests. In the latest version of Noraxon’s multi-device software platform, MR3.20, users can automatically measure the time it takes a subject to perform the TUG test, along with over 40 temporal and kinematic parameters, while using as little as three Ultium Motion sensors positioned on the upper spine and feet. The automatic activity detection gives users instantaneous data for each movement during the test that can be used within a custom report and also when comparing pre & post-treatment records.

Using Noraxon’s Ultium Motion system and the user-friendly myoRESEARCH software, objective Timed Up and Go assessments can be completed in just a few button clicks so clinicians can easily capture this data as part of a routine clinical exam.

Suggested Hardware

Using Noraxon’s multi-device software platform, users are able to simultaneously collect multiple types of biomechanical data from various hardware devices. All of the integrated devices are automatically synchronized and the easily accessible data allows for a quick but comprehensive understanding of how the human body is moving and what the contributing factors are. Our unified software makes it easy for users to integrate a variety of recording devices to fit any budget or unique application.

Timed Up and Go Demo Recording

This record shows a comprehensive TUG test incorporating data from a full-body Ultium Motion system, Ultium Insoles, and a NiNOX 2D Video Camera within our integrated, multi-device software.

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