Sensitive, objective measurements Sensitive, objective measurements

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 SystemVicon 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)

  • Rapid¬≤-biphasic system for repetitive protocols
  • Magstim200

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.