Up & Go

When testing elderly for functional capacity two of the most widely used tests are the Sit & Rise and the Up & Go test. This installation is specifically targeted towards executing these two tests – and to train for improvements in the tests. The rail in the middle and the round handle at the turning point gives extra safety and support if needed. Sit to stand can be exercised from the seat using one hand, two hands or no support. For a really challenging exercise sit to stand can be performed on one leg using hand support. The timed up and go test can also be used as pure exercise. From the seated position you walk to the post and back. To increase difficulty level this can be done a number of times as fast as possible.