Sport Science Laboratory

This page details most of the equipment that is available in the Sports Science Lab at The University of St Mark & St John. The make and model of each piece of equipment is listed and there are a number of links to supporting documents or websites, either external to this website or within it.

Useful Links

Sport & Exercise Lab LearningSpace Page - Contains an up to date list of equipment

Useful Reading

  • Eston, R. & Reilly, T. (Ed.) (2009). Kinanthropometry and exercise physiology laboratory manual. Vol. 2: Anthropometry. (3rd Ed). London, Routledge
  • Eston, R. & Reilly, T. (Ed.) (2009). Kinanthropometry and exercise physiology laboratory manual. Vol. 2: Physiology. (3rd Ed). London, Routledge
  • Haff, G. and Dumke, C. (2012) Laboratory manual for exercise physiology. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics [google books]
  • Reaburn, P., Dascombe, B., Reed, R., Jones, A. and Weyers, J. (2011) Practical Skills in Sport and Exercise Science. Harlow, UK: Pearson Education Ltd
  • Tanner, R., & Gore, C. (2013). Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes (2nd Ed). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.[google books]
  • The Wellcome Trust (2010) Physiology Experiments: An audit of current physiology experiments used in Universities, Science Centres and Museums [full text]
  • ...or follow this link for advice on how to write a lab report

Physiology Equipment

Respiratory Gas Analysers

Cortex Metalyser 3B, Cortex, Leipzig, Germany

Cortex Metalyser 3B User Guide

Related: Metasoft v. software Triple V Turbine.

Quark b2, COSMED Srl – Rome, Italy

Related: Cosmed Software 9.1a

K4 b2, COSMED Srl – Rome, Italy

Ergometers

Kayak Ergometer, Weba Sport, Vienna, Austria

Website - Weba

Lode Excalibur Sport V2 electrically-braked cycle ergometer, Lode BV, Groningen, The Netherlands.

Website - Lode

Monark 894 E friction-braked cycle ergometer, Monark Exercise AB, Vansbro, Sweden.

User Manual

Monark 827 E Cardio Care friction-braked cycle ergometer, Monark Exercise AB, Vansbro, Sweden

User Manual

Monark 824 E friction-braked cycle ergometer, Monark Exercise AB, Vansbro, Sweden

User Manual

Website - Monark

Monark 881E friction braked hand rehab trainer, Monark Exercise AB, Vansbro, Sweden.

Vasa Swim Trainer, Vasa, Vermont, USA

Website - Vasa

Woodway PPS 70 Sport-I Slat-belt treadmill, Woodway GmbH, Weil am Rhein, Germany

Woodway Desmo HP, Woodway GmbH, Weil am Rhein, Germany

Woodway Force 3.0, Woodway GmbH, Weil am Rhein, Germany

Website - Woodway

Blood Analysis

Laboratory based Glucose and L-Lactate Analyser: YSI 2300 Stat Plus, YSI, Ohio, USA

Website - YSI Instruments

Field based Glucose and Cholesterol Analyser: CardioChek P·A, Polymer Technology Systems, Inc., Indianapolis, USA

User Manual

Field based Lactate Analyser: Lactate Pro, Arkray Factory, Inc., Shiga, Japan

User Manual

B-Hemoglobin photometer, Hemocue AB, Angelholm, Sweden.

Osmolality

Osmochek, Vitech Scientific Ltd, West Sussex, UK

Website – Sport-Science

Specific Gravity

Pen-Urine S.G., Atago Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan

Website - Atago Co., Ltd

Spirometry

Micro Spirometer, Micro Medical Limited, Kent, UK

Website - Micro Medical

Body Composition

Bod Pod Gold Standard, Life measurement, Inc., California, USA

Website - Life Measurement, Inc. BOD POD

Air displacement Plethysmography - follow this link for more

Tanita Multi-Frequency Body Composition Analyser MC-180MA, Tanita Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

User Manual

Printout

Tanita Innerscan BC-545, Segmental Body Composition Analyser, Tanita Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

Omron Body Fat Monitor (hand to hand BIA) BF 306, Omron Medizintechnik, Mannheim, Germany

User Manual

Bodystat 1500 Sports BIA, Bodystat, Douglas, Isle of Man, UK

Website - Bodystat

Harpenden Skinfold Calipers, Harpenden, West Sussex, UK

ECG

Lifepulse 15A, HME Limited, Hertfordshire, UK

Accelerometer

RT3, Stayhealthy, Inc., California, USA.

Heart Rate Monitoring

Polar heart rate monitor, Polar Electro, Finland

Website - Polar Electro UK

Blood Pressure Monitoring

Boso Medicus Prestige, Bosch + Sohn GmbH u. Co. KG, Jungingen, Germany

Website - Boso

Digital Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor, MX2 Basic, Omron, Kyoto, Japan.

Thermometers

TP3001 Digital Thermometer, Japan

Core Check Aural Thermometer, Alaris Medical Systems, San Diego, USA

Thermoscan 6022 Aural Thermometer, Braun, Germany

Scales and Stadiometers

Seca Medical Scales and Measuring Systems, Birmingham, UK

User Manual

Excell Weight Counting Scale, Excell Precision Co., Ltd., Taiwan

Functional Movement Screens

Functional Movement Screen Test Kit, Functional Movement Systems, Virginia, USA

Y-Balance Test Kit, Functional Movement Systems, Virginia, USA

Timing Gates

Speedtrap 2, Brower Timing Systems, Utah, USA

Website - Brower

Smart Speed Timing Gates System, Fusion Sport, Coopers Plains, Australia

Strength and Power

Concept 2 Dynomometer, Concept 2 Inc, Vermont, USA

User Manual

Website - Concept 2

Strength Norms Under 18s

Grip Strength Dynamometer T.K.K. 5001 Grip-A, Takei Scientific Instruments Co., Ltd., Japan

Website - Takei Scientific

Back Strength Dynamometer T.K.K. 5002 Back-A, Takei Scientific Instruments Co., Ltd., Japan

Website - Takei Scientific

Jump mat – Just Jump!, Probiotics Inc., Alabama, USA

Website - Probiotics

Smart Speed, Smart Jump System, Fusion Sport, Coopers Plains, Australia

Biomechanics Equipment

Dynamometers

Fitrodyne Power Testing System, Fitronic, Bratislava, Slovakia

Humac Norm Isokinetic Dynamometer, CSMI, Massachusetts , USA (follow this link for more on isokinetics)

EMG

Biometrics EMG Sensor with W4X8 DataLOG, Biometrics Ltd, Gwent, UK

Software – Biometrics DataLOG version 7.5, Biometrics Ltd, Gwent, UK

Force Plate

Portable Multi-component Force Plate, Model 9286BA, Kistler Instruments Ltd., Hampshire, UK

Software – Bioware, Version 4.1, Kistler Instruments Ltd., Hampshire, UK

Motion Capture

Software – Qualisys Track Manager, Qualisys AB, Gothenburg, Sweden

Cameras – ProRelex MCU240Hz, Qualisys AB, Gothenburg, Sweden

Video Analysis

Software – Quintic Biomechanics 9.03, Version 21, Quintic Consultancy Limited, Coventry, UK

Video Cameras

Sony Handycam DCR-HC62E, Sony Electronic Inc., California, USA

Sony Handycam HDR-HC3E, Sony Electronic Inc., California, USA

Canon Legria HF R306, Canon Inc., Tokyo, Japan

Psychology Equipment

Groove Type Steadiness Tester, Model 32010, Lafayette Instrument, Indiana, USA

Mirror Tracer, Model 31010, Lafayette Instrument, Indiana, USA

Mirror Tracer User Manual

Modified Bassin Anticipation Timer, Model 35580, Lafayette Instrument, Indiana, USA

Multifunction Timer/Counter, Model 54035A, Lafayette Instrument, Indiana, USA

Purdue Pegboard, Model 32020, Lafayette Instrument, Indiana, USA

Purdue pegboard User manual

Pyramid Puzzle Burmese, Model 20013, Lafayette Instrument, Indiana, USA

Stability Platform, Model 16020, Lafayette Instrument, Indiana, USA

Visual Choice Reaction Time Apparatus, Model 63035A, Lafayette Instrument, Indiana, USA

Reaction wall, Batak pro, Quotronics Ltd, Surry, UK

Useful Forms

UCP Marjon Sport Science Lab Informed Consent

UCP Marjon Sport Science Lab Health Questionnaire