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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.

Equipment

  • 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
  • Push Band velocity-based training equipment

Courses that use this facility

  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
  • MSc Football Science
  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Therapy
  • BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching
  • MSc Sport Science and Performance Coaching