The biomechanics lab is equipped with a three-dimensional VICON Motion Analysis System that automatically tracks movement at up to 250 images per second.
Three video analysis software packages (Silicon Coach, APAS and Quintic) are available to examine video footage of sporting activities.
Features of these systems include:
- Split screen
- Screen overlay/blend
- Slow motion/ frame by frame
- Drawing tools to illustrate key technique points.
To aid technique analysis by measuring the strength and direction of forces in three planes (allowing precise analysis of the mechanics of running and jumping) there are:
- A force platform, embedded in a 30-metre running track
- Two force platforms with moveable positions located in the biomechanics lab.