The Functional Assessment Suite is equipped with two AMTI force plates that can measure forces and moments in 3D, and an H2W Perturbation Table capable of inducing linear and rotational perturbations. These devices can also be integrated into the motion capture system allowing for a simultaneous operation of all the devices involved.
Functional Assessment Suite
The Functional Assessment Suite is equipped to conduct research, offer community programs and perform assessments that measure movement, flexibility, strength and balance.
Our software library includes MATLAB, Vicon Nexus, BodyBuilder, Polygon and PKMAS for data processing, analysis and presentation purposes. We also have the programming expertise to assist with these aspects of projects.
A 16-channel Noraxon TeleMyo DTS unit is available for projects that require electromyography (EMG) and/or footswitches. The Functional Assessment Suite can assist with collection, processing and analysis of signals to analyze muscle activity. The DTS unit can be integrated into the motion capture system, enabling simultaneous collection of device data.
A 20-foot long ProtoKinetics Zeno Walkway mat can be used to conduct gait analysis. This device is particularly useful when gait and balance characteristics of specific populations want to be evaluated.
Our facility is equipped with 8 modular Vicon MX T20 cameras, individual markers and marker clusters that can be arranged for a custom marker set-up that satisfies your motion capture data collection needs. Full-body, half-body, segment and object-tracking capture setups are possible. Motion capture data can be concurrently captured with EMG, footswitch, and force plate data allowing for comprehensive research.
Supervisor, Functional Assessment Suite – Marchiano Oh
Marchiano joined PERFORM as the Supervisor of the Functional Assessment Suite. He oversees biomechanics-related activities. Marchiano supports academic and industry researchers with multiple facets of biomechanical projects including coordinating time, space and equipment requirements, data collection and post-collection processing, analysis and presentation. He has programming expertise in MATLAB and is very knowledgeable in motion capture, EMG, force measurement and biomechanical signal processing and analysis.
Marchiano received his BSc in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo and his MSc in Biomechanics from Queen’s University. He has also worked at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute where he furthered his research and enhanced his technical knowledge and skills.
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