The unit for Human Movement Analysis houses
state-of-the-art sensor systems capable of indoor and outdoor testing
for healthcare, sports and engineering applications. Services include
three-dimensional optical and inertial motion capture, electromyography
testing, pressure mapping and musculoskeletal modelling.
The unit for Human Movement Analysis is equipped
with the following portable and state-of-the-art measurement
technologies which can be operated in uncontrolled testing environments:
Wireless Inertial Sensors
The Unit’s Xsens MTw system
enables analysis of the 3D angular orientation of individual objects or
body segments at sampling rates of up to 150 Hz. A multi-segment body
network of up to nine Xsens sensors can also be used to measure 3D joint
angles. The Xsens system comes with an advanced Kalman filter algorithm
which calculates the roll, pitch and yaw angles of each sensor as well
other outputs such as dynamic 3D acceleration and angular velocity.
Wireless Surface EMG Sensors
The Unit’s Noraxon Telemyo EMG system
consists of compact and unobtrusive sensors capable of measuring muscle
activity for up to 16 muscles simultaneously. Processed EMG data can be
viewed in real-time during physical activities.
Mobile High-Speed 3D Force Platform
The Unit’s Bertec portable force platform
provides dynamic measurements of ground reaction forces up to 5 000N at
sampling rates of up to 1000 Hz. The force platform also provides
dynamic measurements of the centre of pressure position during loading.
Some of the common research and service applications of the
portable biomechanical analysis system described above are based in the
- Gait Analysis
- Sports Performance Science
- Posture and balance
- Risk screening and rehabilitation