The Human Performance Laboratory (HPL), located in the Landon Center on Aging, is focused on furthering the understanding of motor function through interdisciplinary research and education. The primary goal is to study age-related changes in mobility, which includes not only the study of healthy elderly people but also those with neurodegenerative disorders.
The HPL occupies more than 2,500 square feet on the first floor of the Landon Center on Aging. Major equipment includes an 8-camera motion capture system (Vicon Inc), Delsys wireless EMG system (16 lead), four AMTI 1000 force platforms, Biodex Rehabilitation Treadmill, Opal wireless inertial sensors, AX6 sensors, GaitRite 26-foot pressure sensitive mat, an overhead harness system and a customized treadmill device for postural response testing. Three additional spaces house graduate student research offices, an electronics/design shop, and equipment storage. Additional research software includes MATLAB, LABVIEW, Python, Unity3D, and Microsoft Visual Studio.