Students on the following courses can use and be trained in the biomechanics and physiology laboratories:
This advanced three-dimensional, high-speed, motion-capturing system with integrated force plates is used for motion analysis and inverse dynamics for kinetics measurements.
Isokinetic dynamometers help to measure the isokinetic strengths of upper and lower limbs.
We have a duplex diagnostic ultrasound imaging system to visualise muscle injury, nerves and muscle movements, and analyse arterial blood flow.
This innovative anti-gravity treadmill will allow clinicians to reduce gravity’s impact by selecting any weight between 20% and 100% of the body weight.
Rehabilitation has been provided to local professional football players which has been reported in the local news.
The Cortex MetaLyzer® is a highly resolving ergospirometry system with breath-by-breath technology. The product allows the differentiated performance testing of the lungs, heart and metabolism at rest and under stress. This can be used in conjunction with our ECG (electrocardiogram) system.
We have a variety of blood analysis systems for physiology testing including:
For measuring muscles' activation with integrated 3D accelerometers.
xIMU inertia measurement units and ProMove 3D accelerometers for measuring 3D movements.
We have portable hand-held dynamometers for measuring muscles' strength.
The BOD POD Gold Standard Body Composition Tracking System is an air displacement plethysmograph which uses whole-body densitometry to determine body composition (fat and fat-free mass) in adults and children with gold standard accuracy.
Using the environmental chamber we can simulate altitudes of up to 21,000 ft (6400m) and temperatures of between -20C and 40C. This can be used for the purpose of athletic performance testing, pre-acclimatisation and studies of physical wellness.