The 340 square metre Biomechanics Laboratory is state-of-the-art, housing researchers from both the NRRU and the Ottawa Centre for Joint Restoration (OCJR)-LINK.
The lab is fully equipped with a multi-camera Vicon motion analysis system, several Bertec and Kistler force platforms, wireless (BTS) and tethered (Delsys) EMG systems, a Biodex isokinetic dynamometre and related software.
We are also awaiting the arrival of a dynamic 3DoF instrumented motion base controlled with Caren (Motek Medical) software integrates motion capture, GRF and EMG data into a feed forward and backward dynamic virtual reality environment.
Our large space is ideal for analysing gait and sports-related motions such as running and cutting. The Laboratory is also designed to analyse other activities of daily living with instrumented stairs and ramp systems.