Date Presented 04/200/21
Current methods to assess functional performance often rely on subjective reporting and are commonly not generalizable. A cross-sectional comparison of standard straight-line gait under a cognitive load and a functional task that included cognitive and visual components was performed using instrumented gait mats. Preliminary results suggest traditional linear dual-task walking may not accurately depict functional gait, highlighting the need for ecologically valid assessments of function.
Primary Author and Speaker: Maxwell Toepfer
Additional Authors and Speakers: Natalie Robek, Megan Dougherty, and Anna Murray
Contributing Authors: Lindy Weaver, Amy Darragh