We enable world class research in the fields of sport, health, physical activity and exercise science

The Human Performance Centre has access to world-class equipment and methodologies:

  • Hypoxic and environmental chambers
  • Qualisys 8-camera 3D-motion analysis system and 5 Kistler platforms
  • 3D accelerometry
  • Footscan pressure distribution platform
  • Breath-by-breath gas analysis systems
  • Blood pressure, cardiac output and heart rate monitors
  • Surface electromyography
  • Peripheral muscle and nerve- and transcranial brain-stimulation
  • Eye-tracker
  • Doppler Ultrasound and Flow-Mediated Dilation
  • Systems for Blood lactate; cholesterol; lipid profile; haemoglobin and haematocrit measurements
  • Near-Infrared Spectroscopy
  • Laser Doppler flowmetry and Imaging
  • Digital bioimpedance scales
  • Flow cytometry

These allow for the measurement of:

  • movement kinetics and 3D kinematics
  • strength, power, flexibility and balance
  • speed, agility and quickness
  • respiratory function (oxygen uptake and metabolism)
  • peripheral and central cardiovascular function
  • neuromuscular function and coordination
  • central and peripheral fatigability
  • visual perception and action
  • brain and muscle oxygenation
  • blood and muscle biochemistry
  • body composition and metabolism
  • inflammatory status
  • cognitive performance
  • team play analysis