Gait assessments and interventions: A glimpse into the future

Jennifer Healey, Jeffrey M. Hausdorff

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In the previous chapters of this book, current methods for monitoring gait and for optimizing treatment of balance and gait disorders were described (e.g., see Chapters 2 and 3). Here, we take a brief look at the future. It might take a few years or maybe a few decades, but there is little doubt. The practice of medicine, in general, and the methods for evaluating and treating balance and gait disorders, more specifically, are headed toward some dramatic changes that should, ultimately, improve diagnostic capabilities and functional outcomes. Here, we briefly describe some of the technologies, already on the horizon, that have a good chance of enhancing the gait and balance of many patients.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGait Disorders
Subtitle of host publicationEvaluation and Management
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780849354793
ISBN (Print)0824723937, 9780824723934
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2005


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