Description of the Biomechanics Lab
The GSU Biomechanics Laboratory is a 2800 square foot research facility located in the Sports Arena Building on the Georgia State University Campus. The lab has a 2200 square foot performance area with a 40 foot ceiling height, and 600 square feet of office space. Around half the perimeter of the performance area is a cat walk/observation area located 15 feet above floor height to accommodate data collection and instruction. An 8 foot X 10 foot floor-level modular force platform pit has been constructed to allow for various placement of the lab's force platform to enhance the data collection process.
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Biomechanics Lab Equipment
Peak Performance Motion Analysis System – An 8 camera real-time Motus motion analysis system allows for the interpretation of various three-dimensional kinematic variables obtained through digitization of body landmarks.
JC Labs High-Speed Video Recording System - This system consists of three cameras capable of operating at 240 pictures per second, allowing for detailed analyses of high speed activities such as golf swings, sprinting, tennis serves and throwing.
Noraxon Telemetric Electromyographic (EMG) System - Sixteen surface-dwelling electrodes allow for simultaneous monitoring of the electrical activity of eight different muscle groups ranging over distances of approximately 300 feet from the recording computer system.
AMTI Force Platform - Data gathering yields information regarding anteroposterior (front-to-back), mediolateral (side-to-side), and vertical forces.