Human Performance Labroratory

The laboratory and research facilities at Palm Beach Atlantic University allow students hands-on learning through curriculum-based lab classes and involvement in faculty research projects.


The Human Performance Laboratory offers faculty and students an opportunity to work with athletes, research subjects and the surrounding community. It provides PBA the opportunity to positively impact the health and athletic performance of residents in the region.


  • BodPod® Air displacement plethysmograph (Cosmed)
  • Metabolic cart with O2/CO2 analyzer (iWorx)
  • Cardiac ultrasound (Acuson Sequoia® 512)
  • Force plate and pressure plate (BTS Engineering)
  • Wireless Electromyography (EMG) system (BTS Engineering)
  • 3D wireless motion capture system (BioSynsystems)
  • 2D camera motion capture system (Innovision Systems)
  • GPS Performance Tracking System (Playertek)
  • Blood Biochemistry analyzer (Abaxis Piccolo)
  • Blood Lactate analyzer (Lactate Pro)
  • Hemoglobin analyzer (Hemocue)
  • Stress ECG system (Schiller) and Treadmill (Quinton)
  • Resting ECG system (ECG Diagnostic)
  • Altitude Chamber (CAT) and simulation system (Hypoxico®)
  • Cycle ergometer (Monark 894)
  • Wireless reaction time lighting system (FitLight)
  • Heart rate monitors (Polar®)
  • Physiological Data collection systems (Biopac)
  • Activity trackers (FitBit®)
  • Isometric muscle strength tester (Lafayette)
  • Skinfold calipers
  • Pulse oximeters
  • Goniometers and inclinometers
  • Pedometers
  • Bioelectrical Impedance meters (Omron)
  • Sphygmomanometer and stethoscopes