Resources

The BMClab has state-of-the-art equipment and infrastructure for the investigation of human movement.

Laboratory Facilities

The BMClab occupies a space with 180 m2 at UFABC where we have a 120-m2 room for data collection with our motion capture system, force plates, etc. and three other rooms: one for data analysis with several computers (30 m2), another for subject preparation and evaluation (15 m2), and the third room for a small machine and electronics assembly shop (15 m2).

View of the BMClab room for movement analysis.

View of the BMClab room for movement analysis.

Equipment

Motion capture

Force measurement

Muscle activity measurement (electromyography)

  • Wireless EMG system with 10 sensors, software and accessories (Trigno Lab, Delsys). Manual.
  • Portable mobile system with data logging and different transducers, software and accessories (EMG, EEG, acceleration, foot switch, load cell) (Trigno Mobile, Delsys). Manual.

Other instruments

Software

Software, manuals and related stuff for the BMClab equipment

Financial support

The construction of the laboratory and purchase of its equipment was made possible by the financial support from the Federal University of ABC and from Brazilian research agencies, nominally:

  • Project “Postura e envelhecimento: criação de base de dados pública de sinais de oscilação e simulação computacional de mecanismos de controle”. Funded by FAPESP (#2014/13247-7).
  • Project “Estudo do equilíbrio de pessoas com deficiências e idosos: uma base de dados aberta”. Funded by CNPq (#484464/2013-2).
  • Project “Desenvolvimento de simulador de cadeira de rodas e de serviço de avaliação do movimento e postura para deficientes físicos com próteses/órteses e usuários de cadeira de rodas”. Funded by MCTI-SECIS/CNPq (#458811/2013-0).
  • Project “Análise de atletas corredores: estudo multicêntrico para compreensão do movimento com implicação para prevenção de lesão e melhora do rendimento”. Funded by ME/CNPq (#487490/2013-4).
  • Project “Controle do equilíbrio e movimento em adultos jovens e idosos sedentários e corredores”. Funded by FAPESP (#2008/10461-7).