Laboratory Equipment

The Exercise Physiology Research Laboratory has both in-house, lab-based equipment and portable equipment that can be used for free-living, real-world applications. Most equipment has been purchased within the last five years and is estimated to be valued over half-million dollars. Below is the current equipment in which we have demonstrated mastered proficiencies in physiological assessments:

  • Metabolic Monitoring 
    • Two Jaeger OxyCon Pro Metabolic measurement systems (SensorMedics 2900 Vmax)
    • Portable metabolic measurement systems (PNOE)
    • Three-lead & 12-lead ECG options (MidMark Therapeutics, Mortara)
    • Full cardiac monitor (Quinton)
    • Three pulse oximeters (Nellcor N1000)
    • Automated sphygmomanometer (Colin STBP 780)
    • Diagnostic tools (sphygmomanometers, Opthalmoscope, Otoscope)
  • Pulmonary Function
    • Vmax Encore (CareFusion, Yorba Linda, CA) pulmonary function measurement and analysis system
    • V62J autobox body plethysmograph (CareFusion, Yorba Linda, CA)
    • 10 handheld portable spirometers
    • Resmon Pro Oscillometry (FOT) System for respiratory impedance measurement using the forced oscillation technique and quiet breathing (MGC Diagnostics, St. Paul, MN)
  • Ergometry
    • Two electromagnetically braked cycle & recumbent ergometers (VIA Sprint 150P)
    • Trackmaster treadmill ergometer with computer-controlled speed and grade (Trackmaster 425CP) (Fullvision Inc. Newton, KS)
    • CareFusion series 2000 motorized programmable treadmill interfaced with the metabolic system
  • Neuromuscular and Training 
    • Cybex Supine Leg Press and Chest Press machine
    • FreeMotion Dual Cable machine
    • Biodex S4 Pro isokinetic dynamometry system (Biodex Medical Systems Inc. Shirley, NY)
    • Bowflex SelectTech adjustable dumbbells (5-85 lbs)
    • Selected Olympic bars and weighted plates (5-140 lbs)
    • Adjustable benches, stability balls, weighted training implements, stretching mats
    • Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Test kit
    • ViPR Pro full set (2kg, 4kg, 6kg, 8kg, 10kg, 12kg, 16kg, 20kg, 26kg)
    • Two handgrip dynamometers (1 digital)
    • Force-power electronic jump mat
    • Wingate Anaerobic supplements
  • Wearable and Stand-Alone Devices 
    • 2 Terabyltes Encrypted Digital Health Networked Server
    • 26 Heart rate monitors (6 chest-worn Polar and 20 Scoche forearm-worn optical HR)
    • 18 Remote Zephyr physiological status monitors (Zephyr BioHarness)
    • 15 wrist-worn Physical Activity monitors (GeneActiv accelerometers)
    • 10 Biostraps (Los Angeles, CA)
    • 25 Oura Rings
    • 25 2XU Graduated Compression Garments (Australia)
    • 2 Android phones
    • 2 iPad tablets
    • A multitude of stand-alone blood pressure and blood glucose devices with Bluetooth capabilities
  • Exergames 
    • BEAM Interactive Projector Game System (projected Summer 2020)
    • Black Box Virtual Reality Gym (projected Summer 2020)
  • Anthropometry
    • Recently validated Octopolar, Multi-frequency Bioelectrical Impedance (BIA) Scale (Biospace Inbody)
    • 2 Body fat skin calipers
    • Postural assessment and 2D/3D Infrared BF% Scanner and iPad system (PostureCo)
  • Safety 
    • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation cart (fully equipped and regularly serviced)
    • Portable AED unit
  • UCLA Clinical Translational Science Institute 
    • Hologic DXA (Hologic 4500A, Hologic Inc, Bedford, MA)
    • Bergstrom-type muscle biopsy needle, with suction
    • GE portable ultrasound system (GE Healthcare, Pasadena, CA)
    • Refrigerated Centrifuge
    • Ambient Centrifuge
    • -80°F Freezers
    • Two treadmill ergometers
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