TUG (short for Timed-Up-and-Go), is a simple baseline test to determine a patient's mobility. In this test, a patient rises from a chair, walks three meters, turns around, walks back to the chair, and sits down. The test is scored by the amount of time this process takes. A video demonstration can be found.
sTUG aims to provide additional data by using the sensors in readily available Android smartphones instead of an independent sensor array. This makes the smartphone ideal for a lightweight, inexpensive, and accessible way to gauge a patient's mobility. And more importantly, this test can be administered by anyone, anywhere.
This data is organized in the EDF format. More information on EDF can be found here. A link to EDFbrowser, a free application to view and edit EDF files, can be found here.
The sTUG application records data from the accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer sensors from the Android smartphone. In addition, the Android OS's digital orientation calculation is recorded. Using these, the following signals are recorded:
- accelerometer x
- accelerometer y
- accelerometer z
- gyroscope x
- gyroscope y
- gyroscope z
- magnetometer x
- magnetometer y
- magnetometer z
- pitch orient x
- roll orient y
- azimuth orient z
The manufacturer and accuracy of each sensor is located in the header record of the relevant EDF file.
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- M. Milosevic, E. Jovanov, and A. Milenkovic, “Quantifying Timed-Up-and-Go test: A smartphone implementation,” Proc of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Body Sensor Networks, Boston, MA, USA, 2013, pp. 302–307.
- M. Milosevic, A. Milenkovic, E. Jovanov, “mHealth @ UAH: computing infrastructure for mobile health and wellness monitoring," XRDS: Crossroads, The ACM Magazine for Students, Vol. 20, Issue 2, Winter 2013, pp. 43-49. DOI: 10.1145/2539269.
- Time-Up-and-Go Evaluation Checksheet