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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 up-to-date specialised equipment including a state-of-the-art motion capture system that allows athletes' movements to be captured in great detail and accuracy, recording at over 500 samples per second. This can be used in conjunction with force data taken from the force plate embedded in the floor, which enables highly portable force transducers or even muscle activations to be recorded by our portable EMG systems.

The laboratory can also be used as an exercise studio for group exercise classes and benefits from floor-to-ceiling mirrors down one entire length of the room. Some of the REPs industry awards and CPD courses take place in this area.


  • 10 camera Vicon 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
  • Swiftspeed timing system
  • Smartspeed timing system
  • ForceDecks dual force plates.
  • GymAware velocity-based training equipment.

Courses that use this facility

  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
  • MSc Football Science