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Human Performance Lab

UNB is home to one of the most advanced, innovative and unique motion analysis labs in North America.

The Andrew and Marjorie McCain Human Performance Lab at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER features state of the art equipment, including a motion capture system, a Cybex isokinetic strength-training chair and two electromyography systems.

These elements combine to provide researchers with accurate readings for strength testing, muscle activity, ground forces and more.

While there are similar movement labs across the county, the Human Performance Lab remains unique because of the track that bisects the lab. Researchers can open the doors and allow participants to walk, jog, or wheel through the lab, which facilitates continuous motion during measurement.

The New Kinesiology Building

The New Kinesiology Building will provide additional teaching and research space for the Faculty of Kinesiology. It will incorporate academic programs, healthy living research, community outreach and entrepreneurial opportunities. The new building will be adjacent to the CURRIE CENTER and directly linked to the Andrew and Marjorie McCain Human Performance Lab.

The enormous cost of treating chronic illnesses, particularly in New Brunswick where obesity rates are one of the highest in the country, is driving the demand for more applied research in preventative and rehabilitative care and UNB’s Faculty of Kinesiology is poised to be a part of the solution.

The new building will create a nationally significant research cluster focused on health, wellness, physical fitness and health promotion that will establish New Brunswick as a leader in preventative health care.

Construction began in fall 2016 and is expected to be completed in spring 2018.