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VHA Biomechanics Research Laboratory

This research lab, which occupies 1000 square feet at the Patient Safety Center, was originated in 1998 with funding from VHA Rehabilitation R&D service and includes the following state-of-the-art measurement systems: VICON 460 and HumanTRAC 3D human motion tracking, Fasstech digital electromyography, X-sensor pressure mapping, video thermography, laser Doppler measurement, Polar heart rate monitor, force measurement system, and LabView virtual instrumentation. This lab is staffed with a PhD ergonomist, a PhD biomechanist, a MS biomechanist and graduate students. The lab serves as a magnet to attract graduate students and faculty from the USF, College of Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering. These laboratory capabilities are used to scientifically examine patient, provider, and technology defenses to prevent falls, bedrail entrapments, wandering, and pressure ulcers, while promoting safe patient handling and movement.

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