row of exercise bikes

State of the art new equipment installed in BNU’s Human Performance Lab

Buckinghamshire New University’s Human Performance Lab (HPL) is now home to some of the most advanced physiological testing and training equipment available, including a new high-performance treadmill, breath-by-breath gas analyser, and best in class strength and conditioning training equipment.

BNU has invested approximately £182,000 in the development of the HPL equipment as part of the University’s growing Sports and Human Performance provision. Installation of the equipment will support the delivery of sector leading tuition on courses within the subject area. 

New equipment includes: a new high-performance Cosmid treadmill; a Vyntus Jager breath-by-breath gas analyser; a set of Hawkins Dynamics portable force plates; Delsys EMG testing equipment, Stats Sport APEX global positioning system tracking units; GymAware Flex velocity based training units; Wattbikes, Concept II Row-Ergs and Ski-Ergs, Air Assault bikes; a Kieser Functional Trainer; and best in class Eleiko strength and conditioning training equipment including three new weightlifting platforms and racks, benches, barbells, discs, and kettlebells. The investment also funded the upgrade of our existing Cybex isokinetic dynamometer.

row of exercise bikes
Human Performance Lab resistance equipment


This investment will help us on all fronts. Our teaching will be enhanced by giving students experience with cutting edge equipment that they will encounter in the world of sports science support, and we can better support athletes as part of our commercial work and conduct world-leading research in several fields.
Dr Mark Homer Senior Lecturer in Physiology
This substantial investment and upgrade to our testing equipment in the Human Performance Lab will enable our students to utilise state of the art technology. BNU sports students will gain experience in using this technology to enhance their learning and equip them with the skills needed to work in the performance sport environment.
Phil Woodbridge HPL Technician