Gait Analysis Using OneStep Smartphone Application

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Reuth Rehabilitation Hospital

Status

Active, not recruiting

Conditions

Chronic Pain of Right Foot (Finding)
Chronic Pain of Left Foot (Finding)

Treatments

Other: OneStep Smartphone Application

Study type

Observational

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT05012891
0008-20-RRH

Details and patient eligibility

About

OneStep technology is a smartphone application, utilizing smartphone sensors to provide ongoing gait diagnostics. In this longitudinal study, 50 consecutive patients with lower-extremity disability or chronic pain, will be using the One-Step App, downloaded to their personal smartphones, in parallel with the usual rehabilitation treatments, during a one-month period. Analyzed gait data from the App will be linked with clinical data collected by a team of experts, in order to evaluate the potential use of this App as an objective means to characterize and quantify patients' gait characteristics along the follow-up period, and to objectively assess the patients' adherence and compliance with the rehabilitation regime.

Full description

Background: Patient adherence is a crucial determinant of the rehabilitation process. After injury or surgery, many patients are given specific exercises to conduct unsupervised on their own to aid their recovery. Evidence suggests that noncompliance with the prescribed exercise regime is associated with poor rehabilitation outcomes. OneStep technology is a smartphone application (App), which uses smartphone sensors to provide ongoing gait diagnostics. Study Objectives: To analyze gait-related parameters collected via the OneStep App in patients with lower extremity disability or chronic pain over a 4-week follow-up period during in-hospital physiotherapy sessions, self-exercises at home, and other daily activities, To objectively assess the patients' adherence and compliance with the prescribed rehabilitation regime. For the purposes of this research, adherence refers to the quantity and frequency of completed home exercises, while compliance refers to the quality of meeting the physiotherapists' walking-related recommendations. To assess gait parameters measured simultaneously on both feet, during standard walking-related tests, (performed under similar conditions on days 1, 14, 28, while using the OneStep App), for between and within-subject comparison. To compare between patients' subjective self-reports on performed physiotherapy workouts at home, the physiotherapists' own subjective assessments on their patients' adherence and compliance, and the objective data collected using the OneStep App Methods: Fifty consecutive patients with lower-extremity disability or pain, will be using the One-Step App, downloaded to their personal smartphones, in parallel with the usual rehabilitation treatments, during a one-month period. The study participants will be asked to carry the smartphone with the preinstalled app on them at all times, specifically on their injured foot. All participants will also be required to undertake standard walking tests at the study initiation day (day 1) and on days 14 and 28 under similar conditions for between and within-subject comparison. Only during these tests will the subjects be using two smartphones preinstalled with the OneStep App, one attached to each leg, for a more accurate gait symmetry assessment. During these 3 sessions, the study participants, as well as their physiotherapists, will be asked to fill in the study questionnaires. Hypothesis: Data collected using the OneStep App will allow an accurate and informative follow-up on patients' adherence and compliance with the rehabilitation regime and assist the physiotherapists in improving the efficacy of the rehabilitation process.

Enrollment

12 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 65 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Men and women aged 18 to 65 years old.
  • Able to walk independently or with assistance (human/walking aids).
  • Able to speak and read fluently in Hebrew.
  • Admitted for rehabilitation at a rehabilitation hospital day-care center following lower-extremity disability or chronic pain (unilateral or bilateral).
  • Have undergone at least 4 weeks of rehabilitation, but require an additional (at least one month long) rehabilitation course.
  • Subjects must be willing to use their own smartphone device to install the OneStep application for study procedures and to comply with the study protocol.
  • The subjects' smartphone has to be compatible with the OneStep app hardware requirements.

Exclusion criteria

  • Subject unable to step on the sore foot.
  • Subject unfit to participate in the study based on the judgment of the study principal investigator.
  • Subjects who are permanently wheelchair-bound.
  • Subjects with known pregnancy.

Trial design

12 participants in 1 patient group

Study Population
Description:
Fifty (n=50) consecutive patients with lower-extremity disability or chronic pain (unilateral or bilateral), undergoing a rehabilitation course in a Day-Care Center setting.
Treatment:
Other: OneStep Smartphone Application

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