Biomechanics Laboratory, University of Otago

Dr Allan Carman, at the Biomechanics Laboratory, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago, has expertise in measuring human performance, including; 3D movement, muscle function, and muscle and joint forces in the generation of movement.

Expertise in medical device technology lie in measure and monitoring changes in human performance and generation of movement to aid in the design and establish effectiveness of clinical interventions or assistive devices. Current related applications include gait assessment of children with Cerebral Palsy and generation of movement in above and below knee amputees.

Biomechanics Laboratory is equipped with a 12 camera 3D motion analysis system (Motion Analysis Corporation), two ground mounted force plates (AMTI), a 12 channel telemetric electromyography system (Noraxon), a portable pressure mat (RSscan) and an isokinetic dynamometer (Biodex).

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