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Division of Kinesiology and Health|College of Health Sciences

Biomechanics Laboratory



The biomechanics laboratory (120 Corbett Building) is an 1800 square foot facility that is located within the Division of Kinesiology and Health. The laboratory includes a data collection area, a teaching area, and an office area. The biomechanics laboratory has the mission of using motion, force, and EMG measurements to study human movements.

The major pieces of laboratory equipment include: 

  • Six Vicon Bonita cameras and Vicon Nexus motion capture system with 64-channel analog capability.
  • Two Bertec force platforms mounted in a pit isolated from the building foundation.
  • Delsys Myomonitor EMG system with 8-channel capability.
  • Three JVC GC-PX10 high-definition camcorders.
  • Vicon peak 32-point calibration frame for direct linear transformation.
  • Matlab software for data process and SPSS for statistical analysis. 


  • Understanding the injury mechanism of exercise and sports related injuries
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of injury prevention and rehabilitation programs
  • Biomechanical analysis of sports techniques and performance
  • Motor control and learning 


Dr. Boyi Dai
Dr. Qin (Arthur) Zhu 

Graduate students

Erika Heinbaugh 

Undergraduate students

Michael Donohue
Graham Barrett


 Cameras  Cameras 2

Cameras 3  Classroom


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