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Biodynamics and Human Performance Center

Welcome to Armstrong State University’s Biodynamics and Human Performance Center website.  On the website you will find information regarding facilities, current and past research projects, community partners, and current news and events.  Whether you are a prospective student, academic faculty member, member of the medical community or a commercial business/vendor who has an interest in studying and evaluating all aspects of human movement across the lifespan, we invite you to contact us and become involved with our Center. 

The 3200 sq foot Biodynamics and Human Performance Center resides in Ashmore Hall.  Functionally the Center is subdivided into three laboratories, Biomechanics Laboratory, Muscle Performance Laboratory and the Exercise Physiology Laboratory.  Three full-time Graduate Research Assistants are now employed by the Center to assist with the numerous teaching, research and service activities occurring in the Center each day.

Research

Biomechanics Laboratory

a man holding a basketball with sensors attached to his arm

Exercise Physiology Laboratory

a man running on a treadmill while hooked up to a breathing apparatus

  • Parvo TrueOne Metabolic Cart
  • DEXA
  • Vacumetrics Metabolic Cart
  • Fitnex Synchronized Treadmill
  • Bioimpedence Body Composition
  • Skinfold Calipers
  • Heart Rate Monitors
  • Trigger Hand Aneroid Kit
  • Precor Elliptical
  • Precor Recumbent Bike
  • Precor Treadmill

Muscle Performance Laboratory

a woman observing another woman using exercise equipment

  • Biodex System 4 Testing and Exercise Dynamometer
  • GE Logiq E Ultrasound Machine
  • DS2 Platform
  • Upper Body Ergometer
  • ERMI Computerized Instrumented Shoulder and Knee Models
  • Vertec Vertical-Jump Tester
  • Plyoback
  • Shuttle MVP
  • Hand Held Dynamometer
  • Exercise Equipment

NEWS:

Read More Armstrong Hosts Local High School Students for National Biomechanics Day

(April 10, 2017) – On April 6, health magnet juniors and seniors from the Effingham County Career Academy traveled to Savannah to get a glimpse of sports medicine in action at the Biodynamics and Human Performance Center at Armstrong State University for National Biomechanics Day. Armstrong was the only institution in Georgia to arrange a participating event, which provided almost 60 students with tangible biomechanics knowledge.

Read More Armstrong Biology Senior Selected for National Science Foundation Summer Research Opportunity at UC Berkeley

(April 6, 2017) – Rising Armstrong State University senior Haley Breanne Kodak has been selected as one of 10 students to participate in the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates program at the University of California (UC), Berkeley. From June 4 through Aug. 11, Kodak, a first-generation college student and Biology major, will live on campus at UC Berkeley and work on an individual biology research project with a faculty member.

Read More Armstrong Art Senior Creates Winning Logo Design for 2019 Conference

(April 4, 2017) – A design created by Armstrong Senior Sonia Mednick, an Art major with a concentration in Graphic Design, was chosen as the official logo for the 2019 Southern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (SASHTO) annual meeting, which will be held in Savannah, Ga. 

Read More Armstrong State University Introduces New Study Abroad Program in Cuba

(March 10, 2017) – Armstrong State University will offer a new study abroad program in Havana, Cuba from July 9-29, 2017. Students will learn about the history, culture and contemporary issues affecting the Communist island nation post-Fidel Castro. The program is open to all Armstrong students, as well as University System of Georgia transient students, and offers a roster of semester credits.

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