Biomechanics Lab

In the biomechanics lab we analyze the movement patterns and techniques that people use during athletics, exercise, and daily living activities. We use dynamometers and force plates to measure muscle strength and forces applied to the body. We use video analysis to quantify and examine movement details not discernible to the naked eye. Students learn how to collect and analyze biomechanical data. They learn to analyze movement with a mechanical perspective and use physical measurements to make practical plans for training and rehabilitation.