Human Performance Lab Radboud University Technology Center
In-vivo measurements of human performance in the broadest sense of the term.
The Human Performance Lab is able to combine the most important techniques – available at the Radboudumc and of high quality – to perform in-vivo measurements of human performance in the broadest sense of the term.
The term ‘human performance’ should be interpreted in the broadest sense of the term as the research focus is not only on health and disease states, but also on healthy aging, and (in)activity and lifestyle.
The expertise of this technology center is characterized by research in the “man” domain. Its purpose is to support and evaluate the knowledge gained in the molecular domain and to answer mechanistic questions from the population domain with regards to human performance.
Area of expertise
The Human Performance Lab focusses on four major pillars of the human performance and their interaction:
- muscle and nerves
- heart and vessels
- brain and cognition
The lab offers an outstanding and broad experience in human in-vivo measurement techniques to study functionality of individual organs, organ systems, regulatory mechanisms, and individuals as a whole, in an integrative way. These techniques can play an important role in the evaluation of new therapies and interventions at the patient level.
- Support on experimental design and preparation of study plans
- Assistance in all types of projects related to in vivo measurements:
- Performance of intervention studies
- Evaluation new therapies or new medicine
- Performance of research into cognitive aging
- Performance of research centered around patient and health, lifestyle
- Performance of validation studies
- Performance of patient home measurements