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Biological Sciences

Sports Science and Human Physiology

We have five fully equipped Sports Science laboratories and we have state-of-the-art analytical equipment and access to the equipment used by the Centre for Brain Science.

We specialise in non-invasive optical measurements of muscle and brain function and coordinate research in the growing area of biological and medical applications of tissue spectroscopy.

 Our equipment includes:

  • HP Cosmos Saturn 2.5m treadmill
  • HP Cosmos Quasar treadmill
  • Woodway treadmill
  • lode mechanically braked cycle ergometers
  • lode arm ergometer
  • Oxycon CPX online gas analysers
  • Oxycon Pro online gas analyser
  • Cosmed K4 portable gas analyser
  • EKF Biosen lactate analyser
  • Radiometer ABL blood gas analyser
  • Vicon 7-camera biomechanics system
  • Kistler force plate
  • Kin-com isokinetic dynamometer
  • Smartspeed electronic timing gates
  • Dartfish biomechanics analysis software
  • SIMI motion 3D biomechanics analysis software
  • ADI Instruments and MEGA EMG systems
  • Portapres non-invasive blood pressure monitors
  • Doppler Ultrasound and ECG
  • Hamamatsu NIRO200 Near Infrared brain oxygenation monitor
  • Artinis Wireless Portamon muscle oxygenation monitor (x4)
  • Artinis Portamon portable NIR spectrometers
  • Futrex 1100 and 6100 Body Fat analysers