We have a well-equipped exercise science laboratory in Bournemouth House, with a range of state-of-the-art equipment and devices for you to use in your studies, helping you develop a better understanding of human physiology and gaining valuable assessment skills.
Among the equipment we have is:
- Isokinetic dynamometer - this is an extremely precise machine used to test the physical capacity of any limb of the body
- Douglas bag carts - used for dynamic lung volume testing
- Electrocardiogram (ECG) machines - for recording the electrical activity of the heart
- Exercise bikes - these are used for measuring power output, using the Wingate protocol
- Oxycon-Pro online gas analysis system - this piece of equipment is utilised in submaximal exercise tests such as actual vs. predicted maximal oxygen uptake, lactate threshold tests and ventilatory threshold tests
- Treadmill - used for exercise and recording movement (biomechanics)
- Alpha III electronic spirometer and handheld micro-spirometers - for measuring lung volume
- Blood pressure monitors
- Sphygmomanometers and stethoscopes - used for monitoring blood pressure and recording the movement of blood through the circulatory system
- Heart rate monitors
- Body stat monitors - we have a multi-frequency body stat monitor to measure body fat percentage
- Skinfold callipers - used for anthropometry
- Pseudoisochromatic charts - for vision testing, more specifically for colour blindness.