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Labs and Equipment

Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science EquipmentWe have over 9,000 square feet of dedicated research space. The research space is located on the same floor as a 14, 000 square foot multi-disciplinary outpatient medical clinic. The research space includes the following:

  • 4 fully equipped labs dedicated to assessment of human movement performance:
    • Gait lab (4 AMTI in-floor force plates integrated with an 8 camera Vicon Nexus).
    • Biomechanics lab (custom integrated 16 ch EMG, Kistler force plate and 8 sensor Polhemus Liberty system)
    • Osteoporosis & Fall Prevention lab (Human Performance Measurement system including modules for measuring central processing time, strength, postural stability, reaction speed)
    • Musculoskeletal Control lab
  • Pediatric research unit and conference room with a Polycom video conferencing platform.
  • Development/ machine shop.
  • Specialized data reduction lab with the latest versions of the LabVIEW, MATLAB, Visual 3D,SPSS, SAS, NVivo.
  • A small library.
  • PhD, grant manager and post-doc offices.
  • 2 research conference rooms with Polycom video conferencing platforms.

Our equipment includes:

  • Electromagnetic motion analysis systems (Polhemus Fastrak, & Flock of Birds).
  • Two EMG systems (8 ch- Noraxon, 4 ch-Delsys).
  • Custom-designed seated balance testing platform.
  • Two custom designed trunk strength testing units (1 portable).
  • Two biaxial electrogoniometers.
  • Two load cells with amplifiers.
  • EMED plantar pressure system.
  • XSENS wireless accelerometer system
  • Terason T3000-real time ultrasound unit
  • DEXA scanner