Facilities

The laboratory has been designed to facilitate analysis of human biomechanics and physiology during dynamic activity. The 800 sq. ft. facility was upgraded in 2014 to incorporate state-of-the-art technology for measuring several aspects of human movement, which include 2-D and 3-D kinematics, muscle activity, underfoot pressure, ground reaction force, isometric and isokinetic strength, expired gases, and energy expenditure. The lab also features three 55” LED television screens for biofeedback and demonstration, treatment table, conference table and chairs, and six workstations.

 Equipment List

 Kinematics
10-sensor wireless inertial measurement unit system (Noraxon Myomotion)
17-sensor wired inertial measurement unit system (Xsens MVNBiomch)
Wireless high-resolution 400G accelerometers (Noraxon)
100 Hz Infrared cameras (Noraxon Myovideo)
High-speed (up to 1000 Hz) cameras (AOS)

Kinetics
Instrumented Treadmill (h/p/cosmos Quasar)
Wireless in-sole force sensors (Novel Pedoped)
Wired in-sole pressure sensors (Novel PedarX)
Portable force plate (AMTI)

Muscle Activity and Strength
16-channel wireless EMG (Noraxon Myomuscle)
Isokinetic extremity dynamometer (CSMI Humac Norm)

Physiology
Breath-by-breath portable expired gas analyzer (Cosmed K4b2)
Bloodless muscle oxygenation monitor (BSX Insight)

Performance
Optical timing gate systems (Fusion Sport Smartspeed)
Vertical jump measurement (Vertec)