Gait Measurement (image) University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences Share Print E-Mail Caption David Berry participates in a study at the University of Pittsburgh that involves measuring his gait speed based on how long it takes him to walk a marked interval in a hallway. A different Pitt study used this test to find that slowing gait can be an early indication of cognitive decline linked to a shrinking hippocampus. Credit Tim Betler/UPMC Usage Restrictions RELEASE IS EMBARGOED UNTIL 4 P.M., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017 Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.