Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management

School of Applied Sciences, University of Mississippi


The Applied Biomechanics and Ergonomics Laboratory is a 1700ft2 dedicated laboratory space.  The laboratory includes a 1000ft2 walking surface with a  linear walking track (15.5m x 2.5m) embedded with two (2) AMTI OR-6 force places (Advanced Mechanical Technology, Watertown, MA) which are integrated into a six (6) camera optical Vicon Motion Analysis System (Vicon, Oxford, UK), which is further integrated with a Noraxon sixteen (16) Channel Telemetry EMG collection system.

Further, ABEL is home to a NeuroCom EquiTest System (NeuroCom International, Clackamas, OR),  two (2) Power Plate Pro5 AirAdaptive vibration platforms (Power Plate North America, Irvine, CA), a second sixteen (16) Channel Noraxon TeleMyo Telemetry System with SEMG, accelerometer, goniometer and Foot Switch/Sole components.

ABEL also has 3 Dartfish Motion Analysis Software (Dartfish, Fribourg, Switzerland) systems for use in 2-D and athletic motion analysis situations and is also equipped with many of the standard tools necessary for biomechanical and physiological experimentation.  These include: anthropometric rules and calipers, goniometric instrumentation, photometric equipment, and measuring devices for force (uniaxial up to 2000N and triaxial up to 1500N) and torque.  The laboratory also has an office connected for graduate assistant use.





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