Mizzou MAC Measurement

The Mizzou MAC includes a 850 square foot state-of-the-art research facility used for measurement and analysis of human movement. The lab is equipped with: 1) a 12 camera Vicon motion capture system (8 MX-T40S cameras and 4 Vero v2.2 NIR cameras) with Vicon Nexus, 2) five AMTI Optima force platforms, 3) two Bonita 720c Video reference cameras, 4) a 16 channel Delsys Trigno Wireless EMG System with 8 additional Trigno Miniature Head Sensors, 5) integrated Tekscan MobileMat, 6) integrated load cells and digitizing probe, 7) an Organic Motion BioStage makerless motion capture system, 8) a variety of depth cameras (e.g microsoft Kinect V2) and portable 1D force plates for remote measurement.

Mizzou MAC Modeling

Resources dedicated to development and validation of computational musculoskeletal models includes office space adjacent to the Mizzou MAC gait lab, workstation class computers, a laptop with data acquisition, a Tactilus dynamic foot plate pressure sensor, and various sensors including load cells and accelerometers. Modeling software includes MD ADAMS, Geomagic Studio, OpenSIM, Slicer3D, SPSS and MATLAB/Simulink.

The Neuromuscular Research and Rehabilitation Laboratory (NRRL)

The NRRL is a 4,700 square foot research and rehabilitation facility housed next to the Mizzou MAC. The NRRL contains a Biodex System 3 Pro isokinetic dynamometer as well as two sets of Keiser a420 computer-interfaced pneumatic knee extension and leg press resistance training machines with electronics, a semi-recumbent LifeCycle ergometer, a Monark cycle ergometer, a ParvoMedics metabolic measurement system, a Quinton treadmill, a Medoc neurosensory analyzer, an automobile driving simulator, a centrifuge and a -80ºC chest freezer. In addition to a large central multi-use space, the laboratory has five private evaluation and testing rooms with treatment tables, where one room is designated for blood collection. Offices for research faculty and personnel open directly onto the central multi-use space. Furthermore, a break room, conference room, storage room and restroom are all contained within the laboratory. The Department of Physical Therapy supports four parking spaces directly outside the laboratory that are reserved only for research participants, and the laboratory is housed in a university building that is on the edge of campus and directly off a major North-South thoroughfare for ease of participant access.

Our Projects

Effects of high speed power training on balance recovery during a forward fall in older adults

Comparing Force Plate Measurements in a Clinical Setting to Patient Reported Outcome Measures

Evaluating the accuracy, reliability, and clinical efficacy of kinematic foot models in instrumented gait analysis

Physical Function in Older Adults in the Stay Strong, Stay Healthy Program

Measurement of Tibiofemoral Motion

Our Equipment

Vicon Motion Capture System

Vicon is the leading developer of motion capture products and services for the Life Science, Entertainment and Engineering industries.

Our system consists of 12 motion capture cameras, 2 video reference cameras, 5 force plates, and 16 EMG channels.