Equipment

The LIO has access to a variety of specialized equipment to facilitate its research projects.

  • 3D movement capture systems:
    • 12-camera Vicon optical system
    • 6-camera Vicon 460 optical system
    • NDI Spectra optical system
    • PhaseSpace optical system
    • APDM inertial sensor system
    • Xsens Moven inertial sensor system
    • Fastrack magnetic tracking systems
    • Zebris ultrasound system
  • AMTI treadmill with two inclining belts and integrated force platforms
  • AMTI instrumented staircase with force platforms
  • AMTI force platforms
  • Delsys wireless electromyograph (EMG) with inertial sensors
  • KneeKG system for evaluating the biomechanics of the knee
  • Manual wheelchair propulsion simulator with haptic biofeedback
  • SmartWheels instrumented wheels
  • Virtual reality helmets
  • Augmented reality helmets
  • Eye-tracking systems
  • Mitsar SmartBCI electroencephalograph (EEG)
  • MTS Mini Bionix biomechanical assessment device
  • ARAMIS 3D displacement and deformation field measuring system
  • MTS Bionix Knee Simulator
  • BOSE ElectroForce instrument for the dynamic characterization of biological tissue
  • Hysitron (TI 950) nanoindenter
  • High-speed cineradiography device
  • Verasonics programmable ultrasound
  • Photron SA3 high-speed cameras
  • Labconco organic fume hood
  • Thermal chambers
  • EOS™ low-dose imaging system, EOS imaging
  • Cone Beam CT imaging system (access through CRCHUM)
  • 3 Tesla MRI (access through CRCHUM)
  • Radiographic phantoms
  • Materials and soft tissue characterization equipment: 
    • Anton Paar MC301 rheometer
    • TA Instruments ElectroForce 3200
    • AST VCA Optima goniometer
    • Rheolution ElastoSens Bio
    • Q-Sense QCM-D quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation
  • CHUM-NRC Laboratory:
    • CellScale MicroSquisher
    • TA Instruments EnduraTEC ElectroForce biaxial 3200
    • CellScale BioTester
    • Biomomentum Mach-1 V500 mechanical testing system
  • Manufacturing/design equipment:
    • REGENHU 3D Discovery bioprinter
    • Plasmionique low-pressure plasma reactor