The Biomechanics Research Building has expanded by more than 30,000 sq ft! The The Dedication took place in October 2019.
|Cutting the ribbon||Doctoral Student, Todd Leutzinger and Dr. Brian Knarr demonstrating equipment|
|South facing side of the building.|
The Center for Human Movement Variability uses the following research spaces:
Slightly smaller than the size of a basketball court with 24-foot ceilings; this laboratory features eight, force plates, an instrumented treadmill, safety harness system and 3D digital motion capture. This laboratory is utilized for research in gait variability in patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease.
A 43' x 29' laboratory housing an instrumented split-belt treadmill, body weight support system, 3D digital motion capture and custom virtual reality set-up. This laboratory is utilized for research in virtual reality effects on gait variability after stroke.
A 22' x 29' laboratory that features a clinical + research module Balance Manager by Neurocom®, a portable digital force plate and an isokinetic dynamometer. This laboratory is utilized for research in breathing and walking coupling variability in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder.
Set up as a traditional living room with couches, tables and lamps, this laboratory features a force plate embedded into a floor. This allows for a natural environment to perform postural development studies in children. This laboratory is utilized for research in development of postural control variability in autism.
The Center has other spaces available for research by the Biomechanics faculty and collaborators:
The mission of the 3D printing lab is to create customized low-cost prosthetic and orthotic solutions for underserved populations, and provide technical support to educational and medical institutions desiring to offer low cost devices using 3D printing technology.
|Learning to use motor skills with the Cyborg Beast||Dr. Peck fitting the Cyborg Beast|
BIOINSPIRED ROBOTICS LABORATORY
A reovated space is designed to conduct experiments with bioinspired robotics in a 17’ x 12’ room.
Equipped with state of the art equipment to custom buid and fabricate research tools, prototypes, laser cutting and others. Researchers and students can create items from start to finish.