Neuromuscular & Biomechanics Lab

Under the direction of Dr. Jeff McBride, the Neuromuscular and Biomechanics Lab has an array of equipment and analysis capabilities that allows for a complete biomechanical and neuromuscular assessment of a variety of physical tasks including gait analysis, balance, jumping performance, and anaerobic power output.. Equipment includes:

Facilities, Equipment and Other Resources

Lab Room Square Footage: 5,500

3 Force Plates

  • AMTI Quattro Jump
  • AMTI OR6-6
  • AMTI BP600600

Telemetered Electromyography Instruments

  • Noraxon Telemyo 2400R G2
  • Noraxon Telemyo 2400 T G2

7 Camera 3-D Videography System

  • Vicon MX

Fully Equipped Weight Room

  • Cormax Custom Smith Machine
  • 3 Bench Presses
  • 5 Squat Racks
  • 2 Platforms
  • Leg Extension Machine
  • Leg Press
  • Hyperextension Machine
  • 10 Weightlifting Bars
  • 2,000 lbs of Weight Plates

Blood Draw and Muscle Biopsy Data Collection Area

In Vivo Tendon Force Optic Fiber Interrogator (National Instruments (NI) PXIe-4844) and Insertion Are

2 Dell Precision T5600 Workstations (Intel Xeon Quad Core, 1000 GB SATA HD, 8GB Memory)

  • NI Labview 2012 (Hardware I/O Integration), NI Vision Development Module
  • NI A/D PXIe-1073, 2 NI A/D cDAQ 9184, 4 Analog Input Modules NI 9215

Dual X-Ray Absorptiometry System

  • Hologic Explorer

Force Plate Balance Measurement System

  • AMTI Accusway

Ultrasound Scanner

  • Hitachi EUB-420