- •A target gait speed is conveyed by touching a moving handrail during gait.
- •We compared the gaits of patients with Parkinson disease under 3 conditions: (1) unassisted; (2) using a banister; and (3) using a moving handrail.
- •We found the moving handrail increased gait speed; the banister reduced gait speed.
- •Parkinsonian gait is ameliorated with moving haptic speed cues.
Main Outcome Measures
List of abbreviations:H&Y (Hoehn and Yahr), PD (Parkinson disease)
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Supported by the National Institutes of Health (grant no. R03 HD058150-01A2).