4-Meter Walk Gait Speed Test

Motor: Locomotion


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An assessment of locomotion. Participants are asked to walk 4 meters at a normal speed on a flat surface.

Administration Info

Age range: 7+
Test Time: 3 minutes
Available in: NIH Toolbox
Administration: Examiner-administered
Devices: iPad
Additional equipment required: Yes
Qualification Level: N/A

Supplies & Equipment

  • Chair (for participants to take a break as needed)
  • Measuring tape with meters and feet
  • Set of 2 cones
  • Walking Course Diagram
  • Colored masking tape to set up walking course

Training Video


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