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Facilities and Equipment

Our facility is located on the campus of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. This newly built facility has state of the art equipment, over 2000 square feet of laboratory space and a 12 foot high ceiling. Featuring a 30 foot walking track with a 3D optical motion capture system. The space also includes office space with computers for lab staff and students.

Our Digital Real Time System consists of 10 Digital Cameras and software to capture complex motion with extreme accuracy. Real-time capabilities allow us to see captured results as the task is being performed. These cameras use reflective markers attached to the body to triangulate locations in 3 dimensional space. Four force plates imbedded into the floor are used to measure ground reaction forces. Using data collected from the camera and the force plates, we are able to calculate joint forces and moments for a variety of movements including walking, running, throwing, jumping, kicking and swinging.

A collaboration between Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Winston-Salem State University School of Health Sciences