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Equipment

Motion capture camera in use at the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre

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We have a large bank of specialist engineering and biomechanics equipment that we use to better understand the sporting environment. The equipment allows us to conduct ambitious and complex experiments both in the laboratory and in the field. 

Our specialist equipment includes:

  • Extensive Vision Research Phantom high-speed cameras (including colour capability), Prosilica GC655 90fps machine vision cameras, 200fps machine vision cameras, XSENS Xbus Kit with five MTx motion tracking sensors, Polhemus Liberty 240/8 electromagnetic motion tracking system;
  • Artec Spider and Artec Eva portable 3D scanners, a Metris ModelMaker D100 laser scanner and Cimcore precision measurement arm, a 3DMD body scanner, and a range of consumer depth camera scanning systems;
  • Projectile-launching devices including; a customised bowler capable of launching a variety of ball sizes, a JUGS machine, a football launcher (GLOBUS), a bespoke shuttlecock launcher, a bespoke fully portable lightweight air cannon and light gates;
  • Fully instrumented drop rig with a maximum drop height of two metres and a range of customisable hammers, a Clegg impact hammer for surface characterisation, playing surface rolling profile characterisation equipment and safety net protected area within the main laboratory;
  • Qualsys motion capture cameras (26);
  • Force platforms (6);
  • Woodway non-motorised curve treadmill;
  • HP Cosmos treadmill;
  • DEXA Scanner;
  • ECG;
  • Delsys trigno 16-channel EMG system;
  • 3D Printers.
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