Research Equipment

State-of-the-art resources for learning and research.

Reserve equipment

Our inventory is always changing, so our website may not list all available equipment. Contact the instructional support technician, Wendee Augustiro ( to inquire about other equipment or to book time on equipment or software. 

See Research Resources for an expanded inventory list. 

Examples of available equipment and software

Nutrition Research Tools

Body Composition

  • Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA)
  • Air displacement plethysmography (BodPod)
  • Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA)
  • Stadiometer, scales

Dietary Assessment

Biomarker Analysis

Other Nutrition Research Tools

  • Metabolic cart for indirect calorimetry and physical performance assessment
  • Clinical simulation laboratory
  • Dynamometer (grip strength analysis)
  • Statistical Package for Social Science software (IBM)
  • Actiheart 5 - wearable single-lead ECG and activity recorder (to determine energy expenditure in free-living conditions)
  • The Test of Variables of Attention (T.O.V.A.) - (visual and auditory) objective measurements of attention and inhibitory control

Packaging Tools

  • Electro Hydraulic Vibration Table
  • Swing Arm Drop Tester
  • Mechanical Shock Tester