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Research Equipment

Our facility houses a mass spectrometer (Amis 2000), 20 triaxial accelerometers, 10 beat-by-beat Polar heart rate recording devices, a pulse wave velocity analysis system, an applanation tonometer, two transcranial Doppler systems, a stand-alone 2-D Doppler cardiac ultrasound (Sonos 2500 Hewlett-Parkard), two portable ultrasounds (Vivid and Logiq), three impedance cardiography systems, a beat-by-beat blood pressure monitor (Finometer), a near-infrared spectrophotometer (Niro 300, Hammamatsu), two cardiac stress testing systems (including two 12 lead ECG and treadmill systems), two metabolic carts (including a portable metabolic cart), a telemetric electrocardiography (3-lead) monitoring system, several pulse oximeters, heart rate variability analysis equipment, eight interactive video game training systems (GameBikeTM, Cateye), ten Monark rehabilitation cycle ergometers, three electronically braked cycle (arm and leg) ergometers, automated defribillators, and a complete rehabilitation equipment for spinal cord injury and other clinical populations. This equipment allows for the complete evaluation of left ventricular function, diffusion capacity, oxygen kinetics, endothelial function, heart rate variability, and cerebral and skeletal muscle oxygenation and blood flow during resting and/or exercise conditions.