Human Performance Laboratories & Equipment

Human Performance Laboratories in Department of kinesiology consist of 3 spaces, dedicated to research and teaching purpose.These spaces are Sport and Movement science lab, Motor Learning Lab, and Applied Physiology Lab. The equipment present in these labs help us to understand and analyze human movements and the factors affecting their performance.

The Human Performance Laboratories currently have a considerable amount of equipment available for research and Human performance analyses. Below are the highlights of our current capabilities.

Sport and Movement Science Lab

The Sport & Movement Science Laboratory is a new, approximately 2000 sq. ft. research and teaching space within the Department of Kinesiology at Louisiana Tech University. SMSL provides University faculty and students with the premier facility in North Louisiana for sport performance and clinical movement analyses. Furthermore, the space also provides opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations in fields such as Strength & Conditioning, Sport Performance, Motor Skill Acquisition, Ergonomics, and Gait Analysis. Likewise, the space will provide extensive opportunities for Community and Coaching outreach, through anticipated programs such as Walking/ Running Analyses, Sport Technique Analyses, Coaching Clinics, and Tactical (Police & Fire) Fitness Assessments. Sport & Movement Science Laboratory contains a dedicated office space for lab personnel and graduate assistants, six (6) full-time computer work stations for graduate and undergraduate, 67' foot runway for overground walking/ running analyses.

Proposed addition: Drop-down batting cage for pitching and hitting analyses

Qualisys 12 Camera 3D motion Capture System with 2 Bertec Force plates

Biometric Wireless Goniometer and EMG set

Optogait 10 m system (Microgate)

AMTI OR6 Ground Reaction Force Platform

3 Innovation System MaxTRAX 2D Motion Capture Analysis License

Tekscan SBmat (Pressure sensing Mat)

4-Channel BIOPac tethered electromyography

2 Pasco Force platforms

1 Jump Mat

Applied Physiology Lab

Applied Physiology lab is another research and teaching space with in the department of Kinesiology at Louisiana tech University. APL provides opportunity to University' faculty and students to analyse physiological aspect of sport performance.

COSMED K5 Portable Gas Analyzer

Velotron Cycle Ergometer

Metabolic Cart (COSMED)

Biodex Isokinetic Dynamometer

1 Woodway Treadmill & 3 Free Motion i7.9 Incline Trainer

BIA Devices: INBODY 770, INBODY 720, and TANITA

Monark Cycle Ergometers


Motor Learning Lab

Motor learning lab is research and teaching space with in the department of Kinesiology at Louisiana tech University. Purpose of this lab is to provide exposure to students about Neurological aspect of movement and performance


Stability Platform

Reaction Time device

Standard Mirror tracer

Automatic scoring Mirror tracer

Two arm coordination test

Linear movement Apparatus

Bassin anticipation timer

Hole type steadiness test

Dexterity test and Peg boards

Perception test: Discrimination weights


Others Equipment in HPL

12 Microsoft Surface 4 pro tablets

Brower Timing Devices

Zephyr Bioharness System

Polar heart rate monitors( H7 and H10 models)

Lactate Pro Analyzer

Werksan Olympic Lifting weight set

Vertec- Vertical Jump tester

Back Leg lift Dynamometer

JAMAR Hydraulic Hand Dynamometer

Lange Skinfold caliper

Blood Pressure Cuffs

Sit and Reach Boxes

MATLAB R2013a

SciFit Equipment