The Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility is located within the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation of the College of Education at University of Nebraska at Omaha. It is a large space measuring 110 feet by 50 feet with 20-foot high ceilings. Additional facilities within the building include locker rooms, conference rooms, first-aid provided by certified athletic trainers during building hours, a motor development lab, a stroke upper extremity lab, an exercise physiology lab and a 20-station student computer lab. Student Health Services is also located within this building providing access to nurses, part-time physicians, an x-ray machine and other diagnostic equipment. The 240,000 square foot, recently renovated Health, Physical Education and Recreation building dedicates 60% of its space to exercise and recreational facilities. All exercise equipment is new within one year. In addition, a designated parking space, close to the entrance of the building, is provided to all study subjects during testing.
Motion Capture System: A 12-high-speed digital camera system (Eagle System; Motion Analysis Corporation, Santa Rosa, CA) integrated with an 8-channel piezoelectric force platform (Kistler USA, Amherst, NY) mounted into a concrete subfloor slab for isolation of kinetic signals.
EMG: Myomonitor Wireless EMG: Delsys Incorporated, Boston, MA
Instrumented dual-belt treadmill: Bertec Corp., Columbus, OH
Portable Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test: Cosmed K4b2; Cosmed USA Inc., Chicago, IL
In-shoe pressure/force measurement system: Tekscan, Inc., South Boston, MA
Wireless Motion Capture System: NDI 3D Investigator Motion Capture System; NDI, Northern Digital Imaging, Ontario, Canada
Body weight support systems: LiteGait®; Mobility Research, Tempe, AZ & custom built system
Instrumented stairway: Our four step stairway includes three stairs with embedded force platforms and handrails (custom built with plates from AMTI, Watertown, MA).
Eye tracker system: faceLAB 5; Seeing Machines, Inc., Acton, MA
Upper-extremity Rehabilitation Robot: InMotion 2.0 Shoulder Robot; Interactive Motion Technologies, Watertown, MA
Accelerometers: PCB Piezotronics, Inc., Depew, NY
Foot switches: Stride Analyzer: B & L Engineering, Santa Ana, CA and Gait-o-Gram®; NBCF, Omaha, NE
The SMART Equitest System: NeuroCom Intl., Clackamas, OR
Portable Spirometer: MicroLoop; CareFusion, San Diego, CA
Isokinetic Dynamometers: Biodex Systems 2 & 3; Biodex Medical Systems, Shirley, NY
Virtual Reality System: custom built
Oximeter: InSpectra™ StO2; Hutchinson Technology, Hutchinson, MN
Vibrating Tactors: C2 Tactors; Engineering Acoustics, Inc., Casselberry, FL
Portable Infant Balance Tester: Balance-o-Gram®; NBCF, Omaha, NE