View a short film about the research facilities in our Movement Laboratory.
We have equipment that enables us to make sensitive, objective, measurements of how people are actually moving, how much muscle strength they are exerting and also provide information about how the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) is controlling movement.
We make most of these measures whilst people are performing normal everyday activities such as walking forwards and standing up from a chair. Other measures are made with participants in a sitting or standing position and performing a standardised movement such as bending and straightening a knee. Our movement analysis equipment includes:
Vicon Motion Capture System
- 2 x T160 (16 megapixel infra red cameras)
- 6 x T40 (4 megapixel infra red cameras)
- 2 x high speed Basler reference cameras
- Vicon Nexus Life Sciences software
- Vicon Polygon software
- Vicon BodyBuilder software
Cybex Isokinetic Dynamometer
3 x Bertec forceplates
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
- Rapid²-biphasic system for repetitive protocols
Digitimer Peripheral Stimulator
Range of EMG Equipment
The Acquired Brain Injury Group is located adjacent to the Norwich Clinical Research Trials Unit and the Clinical Physiology Laboratory. Thus there are opportunities to add complementary measures to those we are able to make with our core equipment.