Research Facilities

ABIRA has access to a range of research facilities in both Norwich and Cambridge. The facilities enable ABIRA to optimise resources into the study of rehabilitation following brain injury through disease or trauma.

MoveExLab Facility, UEA

The UEA-based MovExLab has three cohesive laboratory areas: Neurophysiology, Biomechanics and Clinical Exercise Physiology, as illustrated in the following video:

The research facilities in the MoveExLab are demonstrated in this short film:

The equipment in each area enables researchers to make sensitive and objective measurements about how the human body responds during the execution of a given task. These measurements range from a person’s musculoskeletal/joint activity, their central nervous movement control and their rate of oxygen consumption when performing physical activity.

The data that is collected comes from a variety of everyday activities such as walking, standing up from a chair and picking up a cup. Other activities such as running, cycling and balancing tasks are also used in order to produce comprehensive results and conclusions. The main items of equipment in each laboratory area are:

Neurophysiology Laboratory

  • Magstim 2002 Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator
  • Magstim BiStim2
  • tDCS Magstim HDC Set
  • Digitimer (Pre-Amp)
  • Digitimer Nerve Stimulator
  • Digitimer D360 EEG System
  • Delsys Wireless EMG System
  • Neurolog EMG System
  • Neurolog EMG Pulse Generator
  • Biometrics EMG System
  • Oscilloscope

Movement Analysis Laboratory

  • X8 Camera Vicon Motion Capture System
  • Codamotion Motion Capture System
  • WalkinSense System
  • X3 Bertec Forceplates
  • Cybex Isokinetic Dynamometer

Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory

  • Medgraphics Gas Analysis System (VO2 MAX)
  • Mortara T12S ECG Machine
  • Dynamap Blood Pressure Machine
  • Seca 711 Body Mass Scales
  • BIA (Body Composition Device)
  • HP Cosmos Mercury Medical Treadmill
  • HP Cosmos Mercury Sports Treadmill
  • Lode Excalibur Sport Bicycle Ergometer
  • X4 Monark 894E Peak Ergometer (Wingate Bikes)
  • X4 Monark Rehab Trainer 881E Ergometer (Arm Cycle)
  • Johnson R8000 Recumbent Cycle Exercise Bike
  • X2 Concept2 Rowers

Research Centres, Cambridge

In Cambridge, we are committed to achieving excellence in research and scholarship, and to ensuring that our research contributes to the well-being of society. This is achieved through our cutting edge research and centres of rehabilitation excellence such as:

The Brain Repair Centre

Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences unit

Oliver Zangwill centre


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