Human Adaptation Lab

Director: Cara L. Lewis, PT, PhD

The Human Adaptation Laboratory is dedicated to furthering the understanding of motor adaptation and developing interventions to reduce hip pain. An increasing number of active young and middle-aged adults are experiencing hip pain – our goal is to assess how people with hip pain walk, step down, hop, and lift their legs, and to compare this to people without hip pain.

This state-of-the-art movement laboratory features a wide assortment of diagnostic and assessment tools including:

  • HAL Lab Equipmetan instrumented force treadmill
  • digital motion capture system
  • two multi-component force platforms
  • an electromyography system
  • signal conditioning amplifiers
  • real-time robotics control system
  • pressured air
  • multiple load cells