The MSUCOR in vivo lab is a 1,150 square foot, state-of-the-art laboratory dedicated for human biomechanical testing of the various attributes of spine control.

Speed, accuracy, and efficiency are desirable attributes of any control system. For the spine, these attributes may determine if a person will suffer a future injury or will develop persistent back pain.

Designed to test the various attributes of spine control, MSUCOR’s in vivo lab utilizes custom-built and commercially available equipment:  

  • Mikrolar rotopod to assess spinal control in multiple planes of motion.

  • MSUCOR compliant robot to assess postural control in an unstable sitting task.

  • Quick-release apparatus to assess trunk muscle reflex responses.

  • Head and trunk position and force tracking apparatus to assess speed and accuracy of spine control.

  • Delsys 16-channel Bagnoli Desktop EMG system to assess muscle effort level.

  • PTI Visualeyez, 3D motion capture to record human movement.

  • Kistler force plate to measure ground reaction forces/moments and center of pressure