Clinical Motion Analysis

Community Outreach





Test Capabilities





Our facility is located on the campus of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. This newly built facility has state of the art equipment, over 2000 square feet of laboratory space and a 12 foot high ceiling.

It features a 30 foot walking track with a 3D optical motion capture system. Our Digital Real Time System consists of 10 Digital Cameras and software to capture complex motion with extreme accuracy. Real-time capabilities allow us to see captured results as the task is being performed.

These cameras use reflective markers attached to the body to triangulate locations in 3 dimensional space.  Four force plates imbedded into the floor are used to measure ground reaction forces. Using data collected from the camera and the force plates, we are able to calculate joint forces and moments for a variety of movements including walking, running, throwing, jumping, kicking and swinging.

Electromyographic (EMG) equipment is used to measure the activation of individual muscles. These data can be used in combination with the camera and force plate data to account for muscle co-contraction (agonist and antagonist muscles activated simultaneously).

A virtual reality system uses a green screen to allow children to see themselves immersed in a video game to reduce the discomfort and increase compliance during rehabilitation.

virtural reality

An electronic balance tester is used to evaluate the contributions of the vestibular, visual, and proprioceptive systems on balance control. Another instrument measures the distribution of pressure on the bottom of the foot while walking.

Sway master

office space

Office spaces with computers are available for students.