Officially opened in November 2013, the Motion Analysis Research Center (MARC) is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for measuring motion, forces, pressures, balance and muscle function. It supports the teaching programs in Occupational Therapy, Podiatry, and Physical Therapy along with faculty and student research. Click here to download a PDF version of the MARC brochure.
The following is a list of the physical resources available in the MARC:
- Qualisys 9-Camera Motion Capture System, feature Qualisys Tracking Manager (QTM) software
- Visual 3D
- AMTI Force Platforms
- Delsys Wireless Electromyography (EMG) System
- novel EMED Pressure Mapping System
- Tekscan Pressure Mapping System
- Zeno Gait Walkway
- Natus Smart Equitest
- APDM Mobility Lab Comprehensive Gait & Balance Analysis
- Cosmed K5 Wearable Metabolic Testing System
- Lumbar Motion Monitor
- Aretech ZeroG-Passive Gait Training System
- Biodex System 4 Pro Isokinetic Dynamometer (new in 2017)
- AMTI Instrumented Treadmill (new in 2017)
Qualisys is a leading, global provider of products & services based on optical motion capture. The core technology of Qualisys products has been developed in Sweden since 1989. The configuration in the MARC includes 9 Oqus digital 1.3 MP video cameras capable of speeds up to 500 fps. Analog signals from force platforms, EMG, and other analog devices, are synchronized via USB 3.0 and captured with the video data.. The system is controlled via Qualisys Tracking Manager (QTM), that handles the motion capture process in an efficient and user friendly way. QTM supports hardware made by Qualisys as well as a variety of external equipment. The software is an integral part of Qualisys’ motion capture system and is used for a wide range of application scenarios such as indoor or outdoor, in-air or underwater, with passive markers or active markers, real-time or post-processing, ensuring a consistent and familiar user experience.
Visual3D™ is the most advanced clinical biomechanics analysis software for 3D motion capture data available. Visual3D is the #1 rated research software product for 3D Motion Capture data analysis and modelling. It is used by researchers and clinicians world-wide for assessments, rehabilitation, neuroscience, engineering, robotics, sports (performance, injury prevention, equipment manufacture), orthopedics, prosthetics, animal studies, disability assessments, and more.
For more than 30 years, major orthopedic manufacturers, testing laboratories, universities and research hospitals worldwide have relied on AMTI to provide products that stand up to our hard-earned reputation of quality and reliability. The MARC currently has four installed with a further two force platforms to be installed in Spring 2017.
This revolutionary hybrid EMG/Movement sensor with motion artifact suppression provides an unprecedented combination of data in a reliable manner. Each one of the 16 sensors in our system not only sample electromyographic signals from superficial muscles but are also triaxial accelerometers capable of collecting motion data.
The F-Scan system provides dynamic pressure, force and timing information for foot function and gait analysis. The in-shoe customized-fit sensors allow for pressure data to collected at the foot-shoe interface and can be captured wirelessly in the MARC or other remote locations, or can be saved in data logger mode for later download to the Tekscan computer.
ProtoKinetics Zeno Walkway detects and collects pressure data during static and dynamic balance and gait assessment. The Zeno Walkway contains a 16-level pressure sensing pad and circuitry inside a unique low profile housing. The data display layout is completely customizable and with the HD camera display, allows for synchronized video to be stored with the foot-floor pressure data.
The Smart Equitest® provides objective assessment and retraining of the sensory and voluntary motor control of balance with visual biofeedback on either a stable or unstable support surface and in a stable or dynamic visual environment.
A system of six IMUs combined with sophisticated software to obtain full body gait and balance data with comprehensive reports in just minutes.
K5, the 4th generation of the most popular family of wearable metabolic systems, is a device designed for the measurement of metabolic parameters (VO2, VCO2, Ventilation, HR, energy expenditure, and more) either in the field or in laboratory.
The Lumbar Motion Monitor is the third and most advanced version of the Industrial Lumbar Motion Monitor introduced almost 20 years ago and used by leading organizations worldwide.The Lumbar Motion Monitor measures the position, velocity and acceleration of the spine in the sagittal, lateral, and twisting planes and this data is used by the LBD (Low Back Disorders) risk model to identify risk factors.
ZeroG-Passive is a fall protection system that provides patients the ability to safely practice overground walking and balance activities.
Biodex Isokinetic Dynamometer offers six modes of operation related to neuromuscular testing and rehabilitation, including isokinetic resistance, reactive eccentric, passive motion, isometric, isotonic, as well as customized motor control.
Compact tandem force sensing treadmill with removable handrails and computer-controlled speed and incline.