Applied Biomechanics Lab
Our Applied Biomechanics Lab is a well-equipped space that allows us to investigate a tremendous range of questions in the fields of biomechanics and neuromuscular control. The lab provides an environment for both faculty-driven research and student-led research projects. We have six embedded force plates with the capability to record detailed information about how humans interact with the ground as they move, enabling us to measure forces in three directions, their center of pressure, and more. It also allows us to record motion in three dimensions, enabling a more comprehensive assessment of movement.
Additionally, we have the capability to expand the runway through two adjacent lab spaces to analyze full-speed sprinting, while also having a space to investigate altered movement function in pathological populations such a people with Parkinson's disease, individuals with amputations, and people post stroke.
- Theia markerless motion capture system with 8 cameras
- Motion analysis fixed 10 camera system
- Motion analysis portable 8 camera system
- Delsys Trigno EMG systems ( 2 full suites) with 8 electrodes each
- AMTI split belt-treadmill
- HUMAC Isokinetic Dynamometer
- Visual 3D motion analysis software
- 6 Kistler embedded force plates
- 2 Handheld dynamometers
- 12 unit Blazed reaction and training system
Biomechanics Teaching Lab
This lab is focused on education of students in biomechanics courses. It is physically connected to the Applied Biomechanics laboratory, but provides both additional equipment and space specifically for student instruction. This lab has space for students to learn the fundamentals of human movement including the kinematics and kinetics associated with the movement. This lab has its own dedicated treadmill, force plate, as well as 2D and 3D motion capture capability.
- Woodway Treadmill
- Video cameras and spotlights for 2D motion capture
- Kistler Force plate
- Data Analysis workstations