Timed Up and Go (TUG) is a standard neurological assessment procedure. Typically, first you will be tested by your physician in the clinic where the procedure will be explained and demonstrated to you, and then you will be invited by your physician to use the Home version. If this is not the case, please contact your physician so that s\he can receive your results and monitor your condition. For details about AppTUG clinic version please see here
TEST FLOW SCHEMATICS
Use a stable chair, one that does not rotate. You can place the chair it against a wall or a door if this helps to fix its position. Measure 3 meters from the front of the chair and mark the spot. It’s best to put the mark on the wall so you can keep it there for future trials. If you have a strap, place your phone into its pocket and wrap it around your chest. If not, you should hold the smartphone with both hands against your chest. The screen should point ahead of you. Open the AppTUG app, and start it. When the countdown reaches zero, stand up, walk towards the 3 meters mark, cross it, rotate, walk towards the chair and sit down. Usually, your physician would ask you to run 2-3 trials. Repeat these steps until the test is over.
- The smartphone should be connected to the network (Wifi of cellular) for the results to reach your physician.
- There is no need to rush. Please walk in a comfortable and normal pace.
- Make sure you are wearing your day to day shoes.