Biomechanics Laboratory

Biomechanics Laboratory provides students with significant experiences on application of mechanics to living human system to study human movement and its mechanical causes through measurement and analysis of motions and ergonomic risks in manufacturing and healthcare applications. The Biomechanics Lab has the following equipment: laparoscopy training system from Stryker consisting of a torso model, a HD camera, a light source and laparoscopy tools, surface EMG (electromyography) system, AG/AGCL bipolar electrodes, transmitter and A/D converter, CleveMed EMG electrodes, amplifiers and software, 3D motion sensors from Xsens, video cameras, and construction kits for robot manipulators. The Biomechanics Lab is used for teaching (Introduction to Biomechanics) and research (industry/government sponsored projects, MS thesis and PhD dissertation).