Motion Analysis Lab

The Motion Analysis Lab is located in McGurrin Hall

Lab eqiupment includes:  Codamotion System, NeuroCom Balance Master,Biodex Isokinetic System, Noraxon Surface Electromyography System

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Codamotion System: clinical movement analysis

Codamotion is an easy to use and portable measurement system for applications such as posture analysis, stroke rehabilitation and motor control studies requiring real time feedback. The Codamotion system allows users to clearly quantify and interpret human movement in 3D and in real-time. Capable of analyzing all scales of human body movement.

Pictured:  Joint Protection Study using Codamotion together with EMG to investigate wrist movement and muscle activity during use of adapted knives versus regular knives in cutting for patients with arthritis. Principal investigators are Dr. Marlene Morgan and Dr. Karen Brady of the Occupational Therapy Program.

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NeuroCom Balance Master

The NeuroCom Balance Master® provides objective assessment and retraining of the sensory and voluntary motor control of balance. With visual biofeedback on either a stable or unstable support surface and in a stable or dynamic visual environment.

Pictured: Principal Investigator is Dr. Reneé Hakim of the Physical Therapy Department

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Biodex Isokinetic System

The Biodex Isokinetic Testing and Rehabilitation System is utilized for testing strength and endurance of multiple joints of the upper and lower extremities. The system has been used to generate research data that has been presented at national conferences (APTA CSM and ACSM) both by faculty and students. The system has the ability to rehabilitate individuals using the isokinetic, isotonic, isometric, eccentric modes. The system has also serves as an excellent educational tool, incorporated in numerous Physical Therapy courses.
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Noraxon Surface Electromyography System

Noraxon EMG:  wireless, 8 channel telemetry EMG system which can be integrated into the Codamotion System or used separately.

Pictured:  Study of EMG recordings of muscle activity during motor planning with pediatric and learning disabled populations.  Principal Investigator is Dr. Carol Coté of the Occupational Therapy Program.