Neurorehabilitation and Biomechanics Research Section


A panoramic view of the clinical movement analysis laboratory within the Functional & Applied Biomechanics section
A panoramic view of the clinical movement analysis laboratory within the Neurorehabilitation and Biomechanics Research section.

On May 2, 2005, the Clinical Movement Analysis (CMA) Laboratory located in the Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center of the National Institutes of Health officially opened, providing state-of-the-art facilities for capturing human movement data used in research on a wide variety of movement disorders and diseases. The main floor of the CMA Laboratory is a one-of-a-kind, 1-million pound, 30-foot by 30-foot block of poured vibration-dampened concrete on its own foundation and quite literally separated from the surrounding building by a covered 3-inch air gap. This space was renovated in early 2010 to add more research capabilities and create a more patient-friendly environment.

  • Motion capture Vicon system with twelve Vantage cameras (Vicon Motion Systems, Inc; Denver, CO)

  • Three AMTI OPT464508-2000 force plates (Advanced Medical Technology, Inc; Watertown, MA)

  • Split-belt instrumented treadmill (Bertec Corporation; Columbus, OH)

  • 16 channel Trigno wireless EMG (Delsys Inc; Boston, MA)

  • ZeroG dynamic body-weight support system (Aretech, LLC; Ashburn, VA)

  • SMART EquiTest and long forceplate (NeuroCom International, Inc; Clackamas, OR)

  • iU22 Philips ultrasound machine (Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.; Eindhoven, the Netherlands) 

  • System 4 Biodex dynamometer (Biodex Medical Systems; Shirley, New York)

  • 32 channel Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) system – noninvasive optical brain monitor (TechEn, Inc; Milford, MA)

  • 64 channel MOVE wireless EEG system with actiCAP electrodes (Brain Products; Germany)

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