Dynamometry, Ultrasound and Physical Activity Measurement Laboratory
The instruments in the Dynamometry, Ultrasound and Physical Activity Measurement Laboratory are mainly used to evaluate the musculoskeletal system (muscle strength, joint range of motion, integrity of bones, muscles and tendons). The manual dynamometers (isometric strength) and the stationary dynamometer are used to evaluate isometric, isokinetic and isotonic strength while ultrasound imaging provides objective data regarding bone, muscle and tendon integrity. The laboratory also incorporates a mobile laboratory that can be used in different environments to evaluate certain aspects of physical fitness, such as cardiorespiratory endurance, muscle strength, anaerobic capacity, energy expenditure and physical activity. The equipment used includes: 1) a portable metabolic analyzer, 2) wireless heart rate monitors, 3) manual dynamometers, 4) ergometers and treadmills, and 5) accelerometers.