Vision and Mobility Laboratory
The Vision & Mobility lab, funded by Department of Health, The Health Foundation, PPP Healthcare and NIHR, is a state-of-the-art research facility which allows the evaluation of visual contributions to gait and mobility, including stair negotiation.
The Lab in Action
On the left, a subject is fitted with reflective motion tracking tags. In the middle, he steps onto a small platform. On the right, the motion-tracker uses the information to reconstruct the subject’s position and stance.
The lab quantifies human movement using a 6 camera Vicon MX3 motion analysis system, and 2 AMTI force platforms. Adaptations in movement pattern are quantified using various biomechanical models