Frequently Asked Questions

Motion Analysis lab patient testing prosthetic leg


What should I wear?

Video of the markers are taken from eight cameras that are suspended from the ceiling in a circular pattern around the room. The markers should be visible by as many cameras as possible, so short shorts and a tank top are ideal to ensure that markers are visible at all times.

Do you have a locker room for changing or showering?
We do not have a locker room for changing, but restrooms that can be used for changing clothes are located adjacent to the lab. No shower facilities are available. Your belongings will be secure in the lab.

Can I wear my shoes during the testing?
You may or may not be able to wear your shoes during testing. Laboratory staff will let you know ahead of time whether you can wear shoes or not.

How long does the testing take?
Set-up for a motion analysis study takes anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes depending on how many balls or muscle sensors are used. Testing time will vary greatly by what activities are included, but it generally lasts 30 to 45 minutes.

Is the lab handicapped accessible?
The Motion Analysis Lab is located in room 026 in the basement of Alexander Hall on the Portland Campus of UNE. There is a ramp from the sidewalk in front of the building to the main entrance, and there is an elevator to the basement. If you need a wheelchair or person to guide you to the lab, let us know and we’ll happily have someone meet you at your car and direct you from there.

Where can I park and how much does it cost?
You may park on the street, in the patient parking of the Oral Health Center or in the lot behind Alexander Hall where the lab is located. If you wish to park in a UNE lot, the MAL can provide you with a parking permit, allowing you to park for free. Do NOT park in the Armory Parking Lot — you will be towed!

How do I get to the Portland Campus?
Directions to the Portland Campus, located at 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, ME can be found here.

Whom do I call if I can’t make it to my testing session or need to reschedule?
You may leave a message on the main phone number of the lab, (207) 221-4151, or e-mail Mike Lawrence (mlawrence3@une.edu) or Katy Rudolph (krudolph@une.edu).