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Biomechanics laboratory

Study the science of the body's movement in our purpose-built biomechanics laboratory.

About the biomechanics laboratory

Our purpose-built biomechanics laboratory boasts a range of specialised equipment, including a state-of-the-art Vicon 3D motion capture system that allows athletes' movements to be recorded and analysed. This data can be used in conjunction with force data captured from three embedded force plates and our portable EMG system. 


  • Vicon Valkyrie 10 camera 3D motion analysis system
  • High speed cameras
  • F-Scan In-Shoe Plantar Pressure system
  • Kistler Accelerometers
  • Kistler Force Transducers
  • Brower timing gates
  • Standard DV cameras
  • Movement analysis software including Dartfish and Proanalyst
  • 8 channel portable wireless EMG system
  • 3 Kistler force plates
  • Portable Kistler force plates
  • Smartspeed timing system
  • ForceDecks dual force plates
  • GymAware velocity-based training equipment
  • Push Band velocity-based training equipment
  • ForceFrame – Strength Testing System
  • NordBord – Hamstring Testing System
  • DynaMo – Handheld Strength and ROM System
  • Stalker II Radar
  • AirBands – Blood Flow Restriction System

Courses that use this facility

  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
  • BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching
  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Therapy
  • BSc (Hons) Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science
  • MSc Clinical Exercise Science
  • MSc Football Science
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine in Football
  • MSc Sport Science for Performance Coaching
  • MSc Strength and Conditioning