Sport Science Research Facility
The Sport Science facilities in ISTeC offers state-of-the-art laboratories for conducting research in Sport and Exercise Science.
Sport Science Laboratories
Sport Exercise Research Laboratory
Includes exercise testing and assessment equipment. This includes sophisticated cardiovascular monitoring devices, such as research treadmill and breath-by-breath cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) equipment, 3D ultrasound and electrocardiogram (ECG) and Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS, which allow precise measurement and analysis of physiological responses during physical activities. These tools enable final year students and researchers to measure factors like heart rate, continuous blood pressure, cardiac and skeletal muscle research and tissue oxygenation providing valuable insights into the effects of exercise on the body.
Sport Nutrition Research Suite
The Sport Nutrition suite serves as research facility, catering to a range of studies related to aspects of human nutrition and performance optimization. Particularly in the domains of intermittent fasting protocols, breakfast composition, diet supplementation, and investigations into the intriguing realm of the gut microbiome. Equipped with cutting-edge amenities, the suite features not only laboratories and research stations but also a dedicated kitchen area and individual booths designed specifically for conducting cognitive function tests. These innovative spaces allow researchers to explore the effects of different dietary interventions, nutritional strategies, and gut microbiota manipulations on human performance, health, and well-being.
Sport Biochemistry Research Laboratory
Used to perform blood analysis with Pentra chemistry analyser and ELISA blood analysis plate readers. The Pentra is used to measure a variety of analytes such as glucose, cholesterol, HDL, LDL, potassium and lactate.
Access all the tools needed to analyse human movement and improve performance of professional and recreational athletes.
The Environmental Chamber
Our facilities include an environmental chamber for Sport Science students to examine and understand the performance of athletes under different conditions.
Performance Analysis Laboratory
Our high-tech Performance Analysis Laboratory is the perfect place to improve your knowledge of sports performance.
Natural Sciences Research Facility
The Natural Sciences Research Facility is home to our research in physics, biosciences, chemistry, imaging, materials and sports performance.