Winston-Salem State University Opens New Research Center on Human Motion

The School of Health Sciences at historically black Winston-Salem State University is teaming up with the Wake Forest University School of Medicine to establish the Human Performance and Biodynamics Laboratory. The effort will combine research and clinical treatment on all aspects of human movement. Research on musculoskeletal disease, orthopedic implants, and sports medicine will be conducted at the facility.

A sophisticated 10-camera system and floor pressure plates used to calculate force will be able to analyze an action of human motion, including running, walking, jumping, throwing, and kicking.