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The motion capture laboratory in the Department of Physical Therapy is a 4333-square foot space located in the main teaching and research facility on the Rinker Health Science Campus. Equipment in the lab includes:


  • 10 camera Motion Analysis three-dimensional motion capture system to quantify dynamic movement

  • 16 channel Noraxon wireless EMG system to quantify muscle activity

  • 2 embedded Bertec forceplates to quantify ground reaction forces, center of pressure, and to calculate joint moments

  • Biodex isokinetic dynamometer to measure force/torque

  • NeuroCom Balance Master to assess and treat postural control and balance

  • Alter G zero gravity treadmill


Dr. Smith partners with the Facility for Imaging and Brain Research (FIBRE) at the University of California, Irvine, to conduct neuroimaging in a state of the art 3T Siemens Prisma scanner.

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