The system for acquisition and analysis of biomechanical and neurophysiological motion characteristics
The person responsible for the research equipment: Boštjan Šimunič, PhD, research assistant.
The measuring system consists of three modules representing a holistic solution for human motion analysis i.e. the study of reactions/adaptations to human motion.
· First module: neurophysiological and biomechanical equipment for human motion monitoring.
TELE MYO: wireless, 8-chanell telemetric system for muscle electric activity measurements (sEMG), with 2 2D goniometres, 3D accelerometer, 2 digital switches with high input impedance of sEMG inputs.
The apparatus enables wireless monitoring of neurological and biomechanical reactions of human motion. Its usage is simple on all populations. The results give us information about inter-muscular co-ordination, harmony in motion, and/or motion efficiency. This module is completely portable and hence it enables acquisition of signals in both laboratory and field work.
· Second Module: software and hardware for kinematic and kinetic analyses of human motion.
Treadmill: 25 km/h, 24% inclination, bidirectional, with a 65 cm wide and 170 cm long running deck. The running deck is covered with 10240 pressure sensors that enable 120 Hz monitoring. Besides that, the treadmill includes the POLAR link, two high frequency cameras (400 Hz), a system of space elucidation, and AMTI 3D tensiometric plate.
The treadmill enables the analysis of body posture, walking, running in various shoes and with various focus. The software enables steering of all the apparatuses in this module, as well as connection with the apparatuses of the first module. The system is partially portable.
· Third Module: a wide spectre of measurement splints - dynamometers.
The splints are made of quality mechanical sensors that enable measurement of forces/torques in the following joints: ankles, knees, hips, elbows, shoulders, wrists. It includes measuring cells for all populations.
The system enables a wide range of measurements of all power forms, balance, co-ordination, kinesthesis, etc.
The purchase of the research equipment was co-financed by the Slovenian Research Agency.