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The Research Centre for Clinical Kinesiology

Our state-of-the-art equipment is used for biomechanical and physiological measurement.

The Research Centre for Clinical Kinesiology (RCCK) is our movement analysis laboratory, containing specialist equipment for measuring human movement from walking, jogging, sit-to-standing and standing balance.

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Predominantly used for clinical rehabilitative research, our state-of-the-art equipment enables elaborate biomechanical and observational analysis of movement in a number of ways:

  • Our motion capture system uses techniques more familiarly used in the production of Hollywood blockbusters to analyse human movement in 3D, utilising 8 infra-red cameras and 2 integrated high speed digital video cameras.
  • NIRS, our near-infrared spectroscopy system, enables non-invasive measurement of changes in haemoglobin.


Our equipment includes:

  • VICON MX advanced kinematic system
  • Kistler force platforms to measure ground reaction
  • Emed Pedography platform and the Pedar X insoles
  • KinCom isokinetic dynamometer for analysing muscle performance
  • Silicon CoachTM and MATLAB© for video analysis of biomechanical activity
  • Cosmed K4b2 to monitor cardio-respiratory function
  • Artinis Near Infra-red Spectroscopy (NIRS) to assess the oxygenation status and haemodynamics of muscle
  • Diasus® Ultrasound for imaging the musculo-skeletal anatomy
  • Neurothesiometer to assess and determine sensation of the skin
  • Step Activity Monitor (SAM)
  • Cycle Ergometer & Treadmill to measure movement or fitness.