Exercise Science Lab Equipment


NMU Exercise Science Laboratory
Current Instrumentation – 2015/16


Exercise Modes
Multiple exercise/fitness treadmills including one downhill treadmill
GE series 2000 clinical treadmill
Trackmaster TMX 425 Medical Treadmill (up to 15 mph/25% grade)
Oversized FitNex treadmill (8'x10' – accommodates roller skiing and bicycling)
Multiple mechanically braked Monark cycle ergometers and Schwinn Airdyne cycle ergometers
Recumbent cycle ergometers (Schwinn and Stairmaster)
LifeFitness elliptical ergometers
Multiple Concept II rowing ergometers
Lode Excaliber Sport cycle ergometer with Wingate power testing and pedal force measurement
VASA Ergometer mounted for XC ski poling
10'x10' rock climbing wall with mounts for four 3-dimensional force platforms
4'x13' 45-degree overhanging rock climbing board and a 27-ft circumference bouldering island.

Strength and General Physiology
Biodex System 4 isokinetic dynamometer with Biodex Balance System
Multiple PCB force sensors; one in an apparatus for measuring finger curl force
Three Biopac MP150 data acquisition systems for ECG, EMG, force, skin temp
BTS FreeEMG300 8 channel telemetry EMG system; includes interface for electrogoniometers and accelerometers.  Can also be direct linked to Biodex System 4 dynamometer
Olympic weight lifting platform that accommodates two 3-dimensional force platforms

CareFusion VMax29 Encore expired air & pulmonary analysis system
CareFusion/Jaeger Oxycon Mobile portable expired air analysis system
Parvo Medics True One 2400 System – expired air analysis system
Lactate Scout whole blood lactate analysis (x 2)
Lactate Plus whole blood lactate analysis (x 2)
Hypoxico 10-ft x 12-ft normobaric hypoxia chamber (up to 4500 meters ASL)

Marquette Electronics MAX-1 12-lead exercise ECG with integrated GE treadmill
Polar heart rate monitors + computer interface
Numerous setups for measuring blood pressure via auscultation
Flow volume loop spirometry (all CareFusion analyzers)

Biomechanics (In addition to the above)
Motion Analysis Corporation (MAC) 6 camera system (3 Raptor, 3 Hawk cameras) 3D retro reflective kinematic system with Cortex 6 software
MaxTraq 2D video analysis system
Two high-speed Casio ExLIM-1 video cameras (480-600 Hz)
Five AMTI 3-dimensional force platforms, 2 with underwater capability & 1 portable
Two dual plane Biometrics Electrogoniometers (work with Biopac and BTS)
Two instrumented bicycle wheels for measuring power output and cadence
Electromyography (see BioPac and BTS above under Strength and General Physiology)