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Table 1 Mean (one standard deviation) stride length, cadence and stride time measured at two different inclines (0 % slope, 15 % slope) and three different speeds (slow, normal, fast) using the RehaGait® and the instrumented treadmill

From: Validity and reliability of a portable gait analysis system for measuring spatiotemporal gait characteristics: comparison to an instrumented treadmill

Condition Tachometer speed (m/s) Speed (m/s) Stride length (m) Cadence (steps/min) Stride time (s)
RehaGait® Treadmill RehaGait® Treadmill RehaGait® Treadmill RehaGait® Treadmill
0 % slope
 Slow speed 0.95 (0.16) 0.95 (0.16) 0.91b (0.13) 1.148 (0.127) 1.118 (0.110) 96.7a (8.7) 98.2 (11.2) 1.25 (0.11) 1.24 (0.13)
 Normal speed 1.12 (0.19) 1.11a (0.19) 1.04b (0.17) 1.234a (0.135) 1.188 (0.138) 103.8a (9.6) 105.5 (12.4) 1.16a (0.11) 1.15 (0.12)
 Fast speed 1.28 (0.22) 1.29a (0.23) 1.21b (0.20) 1.331 (0.156) 1.319 (0.169) 109.8 (10.5) 110.6 (12.5) 1.11 (0.10) 1.10 (0.12)
15 % slope
 Slow speed 0.95 (0.16) 0.93 (0.14) 0.89b (0.10) 1.195 (0.199) 1.157 (0.107) 94.3 (11.8) 94.7 (11.8) 1.29 (0.15) 1.29 (0.15)
 Normal speed 1.12 (0.19) 1.12a (0.20) 1.05b (0.18) 1.310a (0.184) 1.213 (0.135) 103.3 (13.3) 103.3 (13.0) 1.18 (0.14) 1.18 (0.13)
 Fast speed 1.28 (0.22) 1.31a (0.22) 1.21b (0.21) 1.361 (0.150) 1.326 (0.137) 109.4 (11.8) 109.1 (11.8) 1.11 (0.11) 1.11 (0.11)
  1. asignificantly different from values measured with the instrumented treadmill (P < .01)
  2. bsignificantly different from tachometer speed (P < .01)