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.