The iCAMP lab houses many new technologies, many of which were developed in-house.
iCAMP, located in the Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center on the McNair Campus, a 35-acre tract adjacent to the DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, houses a state-of-the-art gait and human-performance laboratory equipped with innovative motion analyzer systems of both wearable and stationary systems. The facility is conveniently located near relevant resources for patient recruitment and patient follow-up.
iCAMP labs is equipped with competitive tools including various computerized motion analysis systems (e.g. 3D Motion analysis), validated wearable technologies for gait analyzing (LEGSYS™), balance assessment (BalanSens™ and Force Platform), monitoring of spontaneous daily physical activity (PAMsys™, Zephyr Bioharness™), and assessing muscle performance and EMG (e.g. Trigno™ Wireless Systems and Smart Sensors, DELSYS®) , MotionNode 3D motion analysis system for 3D joint motion assessment, force and pressure measurement tools including computerized insole pressure measurement (F-scan® system, SmartSox™, smart conductive yarns, smart pressure textile, etc), thermography systems (e.g. Temp-touch and FLUKE Thermal Imagers), and many other facilities for foot analysis, wound assessments, vascular assessments, and motor disability assessment (e.g. SensiLase PAD-IQ Vasamed, Doppler, Spy Elite, NOVADAQ, Dynamometer, frailty meter, BLF Laser Doppler Flow Meter, foot orthoses, offloading modalities, Monofilament and VPT systems for testing of neuropathy, etc). In addition, innovative mobile Health (mHealth) technologies are available for monitoring physiological data such as ECG, heart rate, respiration rate, skin temperature, SPO2, etc).
The motion tracking instrumentations at the iCAMP allow for kinematic analyses, or spatial and temporal measurements of movement such as linear/angular displacements of body segments and associated velocities/accelerations. The lab is also equipped to investigate the kinetics, or forces, associated with movement. Both the forces necessary to generate movement and the resultant reactant forces applied to the body as a result of movement are of interest.
Innovative wearable technologies for assessing gait, balance, and daily motor performance (e.g. sit-to-stand) in both in-clinic and at home assessments are available for the purpose of outcomes research, fall preventions, frailty studies, pain management, etc. In addition, innovative virtual reality and sensorized devices are available for the purpose of neurorehabilitation and Exergaming studies.
The lab is fully equipped and staffed research and development for prototyping and device simulation.