Functional and Applied Biomechanics

Equipment

On May 2, 2005, the Clinical Movement Analysis (CMA) Laboratory located in the Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center of the National Institutes of Health officially opened, providing state-of-the-art facilities for capturing human movement data used in research on a wide variety of movement disorders and diseases. The main floor of the CMA Laboratory is a one-of-a-kind, 1-million pound, 30-foot by 30-foot block of poured vibration-dampened concrete on its own foundation and quite literally separated from the surrounding building by a covered 3-inch air gap. This space was renovated in early 2010 to add more research capabilities and create a more patient-friendly environment.

Patient and HIH staff member Brianne Schwantes demonstrates the clinical movement analysis laboratory's sophisticated technology.
Patient and HIH staff member Brianne Schwantes demonstrates the clinical movement analysis laboratory's sophisticated technology.
  • Motion capture Vicon MX system with ten T40 cameras (Vicon Motion Systems, Inc; Denver, CO)

  • Three AMTI OPT464508-2000 force plates (Advanced Medical Technology, Inc; Watertown, MA)

  • Split-belt instrumented treadmill (Bertec Corporation; Columbus, OH)

  • 16 channel Trigno wireless EMG (Delsys Inc; Boston, MA)

  • 10 channel MA300 wired EMG system – surface and fine wire (Motion Lab Systems, Inc; Baton Rouge, LA)

  • ZeroG dynamic body-weight support system (Aretech, LLC; Ashburn, VA)

  • SMART EquiTest and long forceplate (NeuroCom International, Inc; Clackamas, OR)

  • Custom virtual reality system (HeadRehab, LLC; Chicago, IL)

  • SonixTOUCH ultrasound machine (Ultrasonix; Richmond, B.C., Canada)

  • iU22 Philips ultrasound machine (Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.; Eindhoven, the Netherlands)

  • System 3 Biodex dynamometer (Biodex Medical Systems; Shirley, New York)

  • 32 channel Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) system – noninvasive optical brain monitor (TechEn, Inc; Milford, MA)

  • 64 channel MOVE wireless EEG system with actiCAP electrodes (Brain Products; Germany)

  • 64 channel Mindo Coral wireless EEG system with dry electrodes (EEE Holter Technology; Taiwan)

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