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The biomechanics laboratory contains

  • a Motion Analysis Corporation 12 camera Eagle motion capture system, with Visual 3D software for post-processing analysis
  • a range of solutions for 2D and 3D kinematic analysis using DV cameras
  • four Kistler floor-mounted force platforms, a portable Kistler force platform, a Kistler Quattro Jump platform and an H-P-Cosmos/Kistler Gaitway II force measuring treadmill
  • a RSScan 0.5 m pressure plate with gait and balance analysis software
  • a Delsys 8 channel EMG system with two axis electrogoniometer attachments, and MIE 8 channel wireless EMG system
  • a Lake Imaging Motion Scope M1 high-speed video camera capable of filming at up to 1,000 fps, 1,500 Lux lighting and complete black-out facilities

Environmental chamber

The environmental chamber can simulate the climate of almost any country in the world. Temperatures can reach +40 degrees Celsius and -20 degrees Celsius, with humidity between one and 99%. The chamber can be used to

  • test clothing tolerance under different climatic conditions
  • test the influence of climatic conditions on the performance of sports equipment
  • study the effects of enduring extreme environments on sports people
  • look at the effects of temperature on work-related tasks in the experimental occupational setting


We have a number of dedicated laboratories for small-scale experimental analysis and workbench prototyping and development. These can be used for development and testing in a closed environment ensuring full customer confidentiality. The laboratories also provide a space for PhD and MSc students to conduct research work. These flexible laboratories also house specialist equipment, including our in-house non-contact laser scanning facility and a fully instrumented drop rig.

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