Research Labs

Fine Motor Control and Learning Laboratory

The Fine Motor Control and Learning laboratory focuses on how we are able to perform and (re)learn these fine motor tasks when the control of movements is challenged by an increase of demands due to stress and/or mental load, or when control of movements is challenged as result of physiologic deterioration of the movement system as result of advanced age and/or neurological disease.

Please visit our website:   http://www.vangemmert.com/fmcl/

 

Motor Behavior and Cognition Laboratory (MoBeCoLab)

The Motor Behavior and Cognition Laboratory focusses on further the understanding how the human brain controls movement under altered conditions such as brain injuries, diseases, and aging. A major focus of the lab is the control of upper limb movements. We conduct basic and applied research to measure visually guided movements and finely graded forces, as well as cognitive and psychological correlates of these motor functions.

For further details, please visit:

http://www.lsu.edu/chse/kinesiology/faculty_listing/Dalecki.php

https://www.mobecolab.com/

 

Motor Behavior Labs/Equipment

Biomechanics/Neuromuscular Control Laboratory (Room B2 Gym Armory):

The Biomechanics and Neuromuscular Control lab is a 48ft x 80ft (3840 sq ft) room with tall ceilings. The posterior 1/5 of the room contains a motor control physiology lab space. The anterior 1/5 of the space contains four workstations for graduate students. The middle 3/5 is used for data collection of gait, functional performance (strength, balance, proprioception), nerve conduction, and body movements.

  • A research area equipped with 8 camera ( up to 250 samples per second) Vicon system, 2 AMTI force platforms and 10 channel Motion Lab EMG, all internally synchronized with One MotionAnalysis 60 Hz camera, one AMTI force platform and 16 channel Run Technologies EMG system
  • Visual 3D and Vicon software
  • 2 AMTI ACUSWAY mobile force platform systems
  • BioPac EMG system
  • Biodex Dynamometer
  • Biodex Balance System SD
  • ATM2 3D trunk exercise system
  • 3 sets of different Body weight support systems
  • 2 Treadmills
  • 2 PCs computers for data analyses
  • TV monitor, digital VCRs, CD writer, storage oscilloscope, etc.A computerized KT-2000 knee joint Anthrometer.
  • 2 x 4-channel amplifiers (QP511) to acquire EMG (8 total channels; Grass Technologies)
  • 2 PCs for data acquisition and analysis
  • Piano keyboard with MIDI interface

 

Sensorimotor/Motor Control Laboratory (Room 137 Long Field House):

 The Sensorimotor/Motor Control Lab is a 17.5ft x 44ft (770 sq ft) room with tall ceilings. The posterior 1/3 of the room contains three workstations for graduate students. The anterior 2/3 of the space is used for data collection of eye and body movements.

  • 4 Camera Qualysis (3 at 240 Hz; 1 upto 1000 Hz) 3D digital camera PCRflex kinematic data collection system.
  • An Applied Science Laboratories Binocular Eye tracking system with head-eye integration (60 Hz, model 501)
  • A/D board to synchronize eye and body movement data
  • 3 computers for data reduction and analyses
  • PLATO visual occlusion spectacles
  • Gans Sensory Organization Performance Package
  • Dell DLP 3300MP Projector, recording device
  • North Coast Medical Touch-Test Sensory hairs

 Bionocular Eye Tracker     

 Passive Motion Capture System

 Fine Motor Control and Learning Laboratory (Room 74 & 71 Long Field House):

The Fine Motor Control and Learning Laboratory is located in two areas setup for data collection and analysis of upper-body movements.

 

The 8ft x 14ft (112 sq ft)  space (Room 74 Long Field House)

  • 24” Widescreen Flat panel LCD monitor
  • 20” Widescreen Flat panel LCD monitors
  • Wacom Intuos3 9x12 Digitizer Tablet
  • Several Wacom Digitizer Ink and non-inking pens, including a modified pen to measure ranges of force exceeding the normal ranges of axial pen force.
  • Latitude D830 laptop for “mobile” data collection and presentation
  • Several PCs including one high power PCs for extreme performance demands for display, collection, and analysis of data.
  • Specialized software for the collection and processing of fine motor movements (MovAlyzeR and OASIS).
  • Several other software packages for collection, processing, analysis, reporting, and presentation of data.

 

The 22ft x 18ft (396 Sq ft) space (Room 71 Long Field House)

  • Two 22” Widescreen Flat panel LCD monitors
  • Wacom Intuos3 12x19 Digitizer Tablet
  • Wacom Intuos 12x18 Digitizer Tablet in portable frame for “mobile” data collection
  • Oasis digitizer collection box
  • Several PCs including one high power PCs for extreme performance demands for display, collection, and analysis of data.
  • Specialized software for the collection and processing of fine motor movements (MovAlyzeR and OASIS).
  • Several other software packages for collection, processing, analysis, reporting, and presentation of data.

 

Motor Behavior and Cognition Laboratory (Room 70B Long Field House):

The Motor Behavior and Cognition Laboratory is located in Room 70B, and provides space for data collection and analysis of upper-body movements and two work stations for students. The current lab equipment includes:

  • 6 Widescreen Flat panel LCD monitors for experiment target presentation and data analyzing
  • 2 Wacom Intuos Digitizer tablets for finger movement recordings
  • 5 Dell Inspiron laptops for finger movement and cognitive data collection
  • 4 Dell Inspiron high performance PCs for display, collection, and analysis of data
  • BioPac MP160WSW biomedical data recording system with AcqKnowledge software and DA100C amplifier
  • BioPac TSD121C Hand Dynamometer for isometric force recordings
  • BioPac SuperLab stimulus presentation system, including Cedrus response box RB-740 for choice reaction experiments
  • 2 Leap Motion Tracker for finger and hand motion capture recordings
  • 1 Alienware VR Gaming PC for virtual reality experiments
  • 1 Oculus Rift + Touch system for 3D-virtual reality experiments
  • 1 OPTIMA joystick for manual control experiments
  • Software specialized for the collection and processing of fine motor movements (MovAlyzeR©, BrDI©, Matlab®, SPSS Statistics software).