Biophysical Instrumentation and Measurement
A study of advanced instrumentation and measurement (including research methods – validity, reliability, coherence, etc.) in biomechanics, motor control and neurophysiology. The topics covered include techniques in data acquisition, reduction, and signal processing commonly employed in biophysical research measurement (force, movement, electrophysiology, and electromyography). Among other instruments, students become familiar with the use of a variety of transducers and their systems characteristics, electromyographs, the process of analog to digital conversion, documentation of motion, and quantification of stress and strain.
- Any 3rd or 4th year Biomechanical, Motor Control or Neurophysiological course