• Electroencephalography system – for recording electrical brain activity
• Mass Spectrometry – compound identification
• DEXA scanning – body composition and tissue distribution
• Transcranial magnetic stimulation system – for stimulating cortical structures to allow mapping of brain function
• Eye movement tracker – for recording and characterizing eye movements
• Transcranial Doppler ultrasound system – for recording and characterizing brain blood flow
• Gas spirometer – for recording/characterizing/controlling lung gas exchange
Mental Health and Human Performance
New equipment includes an upgrade to the BKIN Technologies KINARM End-Point Lab used by the Integrative Sports Concussion Research Group (ISCRG) , which undertakes research examining the cerebrovascular, neurocognitive, and sensorimotor effects of concussion in young athletes. The KINARM is a robotic system for the assessment of brain injuries and diseases, such as: stroke, cardiac arrest, transient ischemic attack, traumatic brain injury, and Parkinson’s disease. The ISCRG is one of the few labs in Canada to use the KINARM for the assessment of concussion.
Other equipment includes two new ultrasound systems. The GE Healthcare Vivid E9 BT12 4T Expert is cardiovascular ultrasound system designed for cardiac 4D imaging (i.e., 3D images of the heart beating), with additional capabilities such Left Ventricular Opacification (LVO) contrast and vascular contrast. The Terason t3200 Ultrasound System is a highly portable ultrasound with embedded PC capability. These ultrasounds support the work of the Centre for Heart, Lung & Vascular Health and other labs on campus.
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