Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Equipment

We offer a wide range of exercise and body composition assessment equipment (totaling well over $1 million) including:

Locomoter Training Laboratory

  • Hocoma Lokomat robotic, partial-weight bear gait training device
  • Powerstep Partial Weight-bear Treadmill Training (PWBTT) system
  • Biodex Isokinetic Dynamometer

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Laboratory of Dr. David Gater is seen at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in October 2016. A large machine is pictured in the center of the photo.

Exercise Physiology Laboratory

  • RTI 300 FESLCE
  • Lode Angio Upper Extremity Ergometer
  • Lode Corival Bicycle Ergometer
  • Monark 881Arm Crank Ergometers with adjustable tables
  • Cosmed K4B2 Portable Metabolic Device and ECG Telemetry system
  • ParvoMedics TrueMax 2400 Metabolic Measurement System
  • Quinton Q710 Stress Testing/Resting ECG System
  • Actigraft accelerometers
  • Wheelchair accessible multistation resistance training unit
  • Cosmed Quark Pulmonary Function Testing System

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Laboratory of Dr. David Gater is seen at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in October 2016. Various machines are pictured.

Body Composition Laboratory

  • Lunar iDXA DXA scanner
  • Bod-Pod (air displacement body composition assessment unit)
  • Multifrequency bioelectrical impedance analyzer (BIA)
  • Cosmed Quark Resting Metabolic Rate System
  • Skinfold and anthropometric calipers

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Laboratory of Dr. David Gater is seen at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in October 2016. Various machines are pictured.

In addition, a $500,000 biomechanics gait laboratory is scheduled to be added and will include a 16-channel EMG system and 16-camera 3-D high resolution Motion Analysis system, with state-of-the-art force plate track system.

A full complement of telemedicine equipment is also available to the clinicians and researchers at the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research Laboratories to use with SCI home telemedicine.