The ADAM Center laboratory combines a variety of biomechanical
technologies to study movement including computerized motion
and muscle activity analysis.
laboratory is modeled along the lines of similar labs established for the study
of elite performance and injury in professional and Olympic athletes. We use
highspeed cameras, force platform, and telemetered electromyography (EMG) for
rapid 3D kinematic and kinetic analysis of complex movements and postural control.
Computer modeling techniques can be employed to predict the contribution of individual
muscles and joints for a given movement task. The injured individual can be compared
to the "normal" to create a construct of pathology-induced functional
movement loss following musculoskeletal trauma.
Dancer performing a passé for
Passé performance stick
Top: Toe displacement,
For detailed information on biomechanical analysis of human movement
ADAM Center at LIU,
122 Ashland Place #1A,
Brooklyn, NY 11201