Virtually all of your activities require interaction with your environment. Much of the interaction involves physical movement. Biomechanics is the study of the structure and function of biological systems such as humans, animals, plants, organs, and cells by means of the methods of mechanics. Biomechanics is also applied to studying human musculoskeletal systems. Such research utilizes force platforms to study human ground reaction forces and infrared videography to capture the trajectories of markers attached to the human body to study human 3D motion. Neurotechnology is any technology that has a fundamental influence on how people understand the brain and various aspects of consciousness, thought, and higher order activities in the brain. It also includes technologies that are designed to improve and repair brain function and allow researchers and clinicians to visualize the brain.
The Engineering Psychology’s Biomechanics and NeuroTechnology Laboratory educates cadets of the fundamentals of both biomechanics and neurotechnology and provides the opportunity to apply the knowledge to a variety of military settings.
The laboratory consists of a AMTI Net Force Plate Treadmill, a Lemond Bicycle, a Concept 2 Rowing Machine, BioCapture system, and B-Alert System. Get a tour!