Exercise Science Lab Equipment

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NMU Exercise Science Laboratory
Equipment (updated February 2019)

Exercise Modes

Excaliber Lode Bike

True CS900 model treadmills with decline capability

GE Series 2000 Clinical Treadmill

Quinton 18-60 high-speed research treadmill

Oversized FitNex treadmill (8’ x 10’ – accommodates roller skiing and bicycling)

Multiple mechanically braked Monark cycle ergometers and Schwinn Airdyne cycle ergometers

Recumbent cycle ergometers (Schwinn and Stairmaster)

Multiple Fit Bikes

LifeFitness elliptical ergometers

Concept II rowing ergometers          

Trackmaster treadmills

Lode Excaliber Sport cycle ergometer with Wingate power testing and pedal force measurement

VASA ergometer mounted for XC ski poling

10’ x 10’ rock climbing wall with mounts for four force platforms

4’ x 13’ 45-degree overhanging rock climbing board

Bouldering wall

Sledge to simulate drop landings

Strength & General Physiology

Biodex System 4 isokinetic dynamometer (attachments: wrist, shoulder/elbow, shoulder, combination ankle, knee, hip, closed chain)

Biodex balance system

Multiple PCB force sensors; one in an apparatus for measuring finger curl force

BioPac MP150 data acquisition systems for ECK, EMG, force, and skin temp

BTS FreeEMG300 8 channel telemetry EMG system; included interface for electrogoniometers and accelerometers. Can also be linked to Motion Analysis system and Biodex.

Noraxon DTS system – 8 sensors

Metabolism/Pulmonary

ParvoMedics True One Metabolic System

CareFusion VMax29 Encore expired air & pulmonary analysis system

CareFusion/Jaeger Oxycon Mobile portable expired air analysis system

LactatePro whole blood lactate analysis

Lactate Scout whole blood lactate analysis

Lactate Plus whole blood lactate analysis

Hypoxico 10’ x 12’ normobaric hypoxia chamber (up to 4500 meters ASL)

Cardiovascular/Pulmonary

Marquette Electronics MAX-1 12-lead exercise ECG with integrated GE treadmill

Polar heart rate monitors plus computer interface

Numerous setups for measuring blood pressure via auscultation

CareFusion flow volume loop spirometry analyzer

Biomechanics

Motion Analysis Corporation (MAC) 10 camera system (3 Kestral, 4 Raptor-E, 3 Raptor-H) 3D retro reflective kinematic system (reflective marker sizes: 10 mm, 12 mm, 15 mm, and 20 mm)

MaxTraq 2D video analysis software

2D high speed cameras (Casio Exilm Pro Ex-F1 and Casio High Speed Exilm HS EX-ZR10)

5 AMTI 3-dimensional force platforms (2 with underwater capability and 1 portable)

Dual plane Biometrics Electrogoniometers (work with Biopac and BTS)

Instrumented bicycle wheels for measuring power output and cadence

Witty Wireless Training timing gate system (5 gates)

15 Watt LED lights and 500 Watt halogen lights

Software: Distributed among 1 desktop computer and 2 laptops

  • CMotion Visual 3D analysis software (Version 6)
  • Kinovea analysis software
  • Noraxon MR3 analysis software
  • NetForce software (2 licenses)
  • Cortex (Version 6, 12 licenses)
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