Motion Analysis Research Center - Resources

MARC Resources

Officially opened in November 2013, the Motion Analysis Research Center (MARC) is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for measuring motion, forces, pressures, balance and muscle function.  It supports the teaching programs in Occupational Therapy, Podiatry, and Physical Therapy along with faculty and student research. Click here to download a PDF version of the MARC brochure.

The following is a list of the physical resources available in the Motion Analysis Research Center:

  1. Motion Analysis Corporation Kestral 4200 12-Camera Motion Capture System  ** NEW IN 2019 **
  2. Xsens MVN Analyze Multi-IMU Motion Capture System  ** NEW IN 2019 **
  3. Qualisys 9-Camera Motion Capture System, feature Qualisys Tracking Manager (QTM) software
  4. Visual 3D
  5. AMTI Force Platforms
  6. AMTI Instrumented Treadmill
  7. Delsys Trigno Electromyography (EMG) System
  8. Biodex System 4 Pro Isokinetic Dynamometer
  9. novel EMED Pressure Mapping System
  10. Tekscan Pressure Mapping System
  11. Zeno Gait Walkway
  12. Natus Smart Equitest Balance Manager
  13. APDM Mobility Lab Comprehensive Gait & Balance Analysis
  14. Cosmed K5 Wearable Metabolic Testing System
  15. Lumbar Motion Monitor
  16. Aretech ZeroG-Passive Gait Training System

Motion Analysis Corporation Kestral 4200 Motion Capture System

The Kestrel Digital Cameras provide today’s motion capture technicians with a tool that assures reliable and accurate data. With digital technology there is no degradation of the signal over distance, less noise, and no resampling of data on another piece of electronics. The Kestrel Digital Camera signal is sent directly to the tracking computer via an Ethernet connection. The signal processing is embedded in the camera. This streamlined system of motion capture from camera to computer means less hardware and easier maintenance. The system features Cortex, Motion Analysis’ software for handling all phases of motion capture within a single program – initial setup, calibration, tracking and post processing. A single, integrated application greatly improves productivity.

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Xsens MVN Analyze Multi-IMU Motion Capture System

MVN Analyze is a Full-body human measurement system based on inertial sensors, biomechanical models, and sensor fusion algorithms. Easy to use, short setup time and instant validated data output. The system can be used anywhere.

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Qualisys Motion Capture System

Qualisys is a leading, global provider of products & services based on optical motion capture. The core technology of Qualisys products has been developed in Sweden since 1989. The configuration in the MARC includes 9 Oqus digital 1.3 MP video cameras capable of speeds up to 500 fps. Analog signals from force platforms, EMG, and other analog devices, are synchronized via USB 3.0 and captured with the video data.. The system is controlled via Qualisys Tracking Manager (QTM), that handles the motion capture process in an efficient and user friendly way. QTM supports hardware made by Qualisys as well as a variety of external equipment. The software is an integral part of Qualisys’ motion capture system and is used for a wide range of application scenarios such as indoor or outdoor, in-air or underwater, with passive markers or active markers, real-time or post-processing, ensuring a consistent and familiar user experience.

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Visual 3D Software

Visual3D™ is the most advanced clinical biomechanics analysis software for 3D motion capture data available. Visual3D is the #1 rated research software product for 3D Motion Capture data analysis and modelling. It is used by researchers and clinicians world-wide for assessments, rehabilitation, neuroscience, engineering, robotics, sports (performance, injury prevention, equipment manufacture), orthopedics, prosthetics, animal studies, disability assessments, and more.

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AMTI Force Platforms

For more than 30 years, major orthopedic manufacturers, testing laboratories, universities and research hospitals worldwide have relied on AMTI to provide products that stand up to our hard-earned reputation of quality and reliability. The MARC has six 400mm x 600mm force platforms mounted in its floor.

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AMTI Instrumented Treadmill

Compact tandem force sensing treadmill with removable handrails and computer-controlled speed and incline.

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Delsys Trigno Wireless EMG System

This revolutionary hybrid EMG/Movement sensor with motion artifact suppression provides an unprecedented combination of data in a reliable manner.  Each one of the 16 sensors in our system can not only sample electromyographic signals from superficial muscles but are also triaxial accelerometers capable of collecting motion data.

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Biodex System 4 Pro Isokinetic Dynamometer 

Biodex Isokinetic Dynamometer offers six modes of operation related to neuromuscular testing and rehabilitation, including isokinetic resistance, reactive eccentric, passive motion, isometric, isotonic, as well as customized motor control. 

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novel EMED System

emed® systems measure accurately foot pressure and body weight in static and dynamic mode and start recording automatically when the subject's foot contacts the platform.  We  have added the capability of using up to 4 video cameras with our emed system so users will have images synchronized with the pressure mapping data.

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Tekscan System

The F-Scan system provides dynamic pressure, force and timing information for foot function and gait analysis. The in-shoe customized-fit sensors allow for pressure data to be collected at the foot-shoe interface and can be captured wirelessly in the Motion Analysis Research Center or other remote locations, or can be saved in data logger mode for later download to the Tekscan computer.

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Zeno Gait Walkway

ProtoKinetics Zeno Walkway detects and collects pressure data during static and dynamic balance and gait assessment.  The Zeno Walkway contains a 16-level pressure sensing pad and circuitry inside a unique low profile housing. The data display layout is completely customizable and with the HD camera display, allows for synchronized video to be stored with the foot-floor pressure data.

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Natus Smart Equitest Balance Manager

The Smart Equitest Balance Manager® provides objective assessment and retraining of the sensory and voluntary motor control of balance with visual biofeedback on either a stable or unstable support surface and in a stable or dynamic visual environment.

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APDM Mobility Lab Comprehensive Gait & Balance Analysis

A system of six IMUs combined with sophisticated software to obtain full body gait and balance data with comprehensive reports in just minutes.


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Cosmed K5 Wearable Metabolic Testing System

K5, the 4th generation of the most popular family of wearable metabolic systems, is a device designed for the measurement of metabolic parameters (VO2, VCO2, Ventilation, HR, energy expenditure, and more) either in the field or in laboratory.

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Lumbar Motion Monitor

The Lumbar Motion Monitor is the third and most advanced version of the Industrial Lumbar Motion Monitor introduced almost 20 years ago and used by leading organizations worldwide.The Lumbar Motion Monitor measures the position, velocity and acceleration of the spine in the sagittal, lateral, and twisting planes and this data is used by the LBD (Low Back Disorders) risk model to identify risk factors. 


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Aretech ZeroG-Passive Gait Training System

ZeroG-Passive is a fall protection system that provides patients the ability to safely practice overground walking and balance activities.

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