Facilities

CHESM houses a state-of-the-art movement research laboratory under the supervision of a full time Biomechanics Director. The laboratory has the following equipment:

  • Vicon twelve MX camera motion analysis system with Nexus and BodyBuilder software
  • Three AMTI force platforms
  • Two Kistler portable force platforms
  • Cambridge Electronic Design amplification and data acquisition system with Spike software
  • ADInstruments Powerlab
  • KinCom 125AP isokinetic dynamometer
  • CSMI HUMAC Norm isokinetic dynamometer
  • Digitimer DS7H constant current stimulator
  • Noraxon and Glonner/Rackebrandt EMG telemetry systems
  • Mindray ultrasound scanners
  • Crossbow triaxial accelerometers and other inertial sensors
  • Stratec pQCT (peripheral quantitative computed tomography) for human (XCT 3000) and small animal bone (XCT Research SA+)
  • Treadmill
  • Data processing and computing lab
  • Mechanical and electronic workshop

Other relevant facilities at affiliated laboratories and institutions include:

  • Cadaver specimens - Department of Anatomy, University of Melbourne
  • MRI, fMRI, Ultrasound, X-ray - various hospitals and radiology clinics