Our teaching and research facilities include the Human Performance Laboratory and the Truscott Imaging Suite, which were built as part of the University's £30m investment in the new Sports and Wellbeing Park at Maiden Castle. These facilities support our undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes and provide opportunities for collaborative research within and external to the University.
Human Performance Laboratory
The Human Performance Laboratory is focused on the analysis of physiological and metabolic responses to exercise, nutrition and other interventions. Our facilities include:
Catapult Vector GPS tracking units
Breath-by-breath expiratory gas analysis (Cortex)
Heart rate tracking systems (FirstTeam)
Total body water and body composition analysis (mf-BIA, Accuniq, skinfolds)
Urine osmolality analyser
Treadmills (Cosmos), wattbike pro's and rowing ergometers
Head impact telemetry
OptoJump measurement system
Skin and core temperature analysis
Truscott Imaging Suite
The Truscott Imaging Suite is a dedicated facility for state-of-the-art bone and body composition analysis and supports our ongoing industry partnership with GE Healthcare as well as teaching and research in athletic and clinical populations.
Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (GE Lunar iDXA)
Radiofrequency echographic multi-spectrometry (REMS) portable bone scanner (EchoLight)