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Center for Human Performance Measurement Core Facility

Welcome to the Center for Human Performance Measurement (CHPM)! This is a Re-charge Center Facility directed by Dr. Yo Shih, Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences.  The CHPM is equipped with a 12-camera Qualisys™ motion capture system with 4 in-floor AMTI™ force plates and a 16-channel Noraxon™ electromyography system. All processed data are analyzed through a Visual 3-D™ software package.

Center staff are able to provide a comprehensive, interprofessional study of normal and disordered human performance that optimizes function, including assumption of sitting, walking, running, lifting, carrying, jumping, throwing, or dancing. The output of motion analysis provides data and reports to researchers, educators, health care providers, students, and the public state-of-the-art measures related to human performance of basic daily activities, forms and modes of locomotion, and of elite, skilled or disordered movement.

The purpose of the CHPM is to advance human performance measurement to enhance health and well-being through the development and application of new knowledge, guided by the principles of promoting discovery through research in human performance science and proving evidence to validate interventions that promote optimal performance, set on achieving the following goals:

  • research human performance to minimize injury risk and promote excellence in performance;
  • educate health care students and practitioners to become leaders in human performance measurement that promotes optimal performance;
  • provide service to researchers, educators, and clinicians via valid measures of human performance.


Director, Center for Human Performance Measurement

Yo Shih, PhD, PT
Assistant Professor

Center for Human Performance Measurement Brochure

Questionnaire for each type of CHPM client

The purpose of this questionnaire is to make the process of data collection as smooth as possible for the CHPM clients and staff.

Complete questionnaire.

Productivity in the CHPM

Funded Research in the CHPM

Center for Orthotic and Prosthetic Learning and Outcomes/ Evidence-Based Practice Grant. Non-invasive method for quantifying progress of healing after transtibial amputation: a pilot study. (Total funding $29,895, one year)
Role: Co-Investigator (0.01 FTE)
PI: Day    

College of Allied Health Seed Grant. Development of a 3-Dimension Biomechanical Model for the Temporo-mandibular joint. (Total funding: $5,000, one year) 
Role: Principal Investigator (0.15 FTE)

Presbyterian/Harold Hamm Diabetes Center Equipment Grant Expanding Investigation Capabilities at the Center for Human Performance Measurement (Total funding: $54,553.11, one year) 
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
PIs: Dionne, Kolobe

Children’s Hospital Foundation Resident Research Award. Health Care Provider Performance of Neonatal Resuscitation During Simulated Chest Compressions. (Total Funding: $5,000, one year)
Role: Co-Investigator (0.05 FTE
PI: Shah

Children’s Hospital Foundation Resident Research Award. Effect of bed height during neonatal resuscitation on the biomechanics of healthcare professionals using three-dimension motion capture technology. (Total Funding: $5,000) 
Role: Co-Investigator (0.05 FTE)
PI: Shah

Hamm Research Foundation Exploratory Grant. Focal muscle vibration on balance and gait performance with diabetes. (Total funding: $99,000 2 years)
Role: Dionne Co-Investigator | PI: Wang


Presbyterian Health Foundation (PHF) Seed Grant Program. Wearable Vibration Therapy to Improve Gait and Mobility in People with Multiple Sclerosis. (Total Funding: $49,890).
Role: Dionne Co-Investigator | PI: Wang

College of Allied Health Seed Grant. Characteristics of Gait in Youth with and without Vestibular Dysfunction. (Total funding: $4977.85)
Role: Dionne Co-Investigator/mentor | PI: Barbee


Mentorship for the IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence Summer Research Program, (INBRE) Undergraduate research in study, Muscle activation and biomechanics during gait performed by young adult male and female. (Total funding: $2,200).
Role: Dionne Mentor, Co-Investigator | PI: Akins

Mentorship for the NARCH Summer Undergraduate Research Program. Kinetics, Kinematics and Muscle Activation during Geriatric Gait. (Total funding: $500)
Role: Dionne Mentor, Co-Investigator | PI: Akins

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Billing and Invoicing


CHPM Photos

Policies and Procedures


  • Shih Y, Fisher BE, Smith JA, Powers CM. Corticomotor Excitability of Gluteus Maximus Is Associated with Hip Biomechanics During a Single-Leg Drop-Jump. Journal of Motor Behavior; 2021;53(1):40-46.
  • Shih Y, Teng HL, Powers CM. Leg Stiffness Predicts Ground Reaction Force Loading Rate in Heel-strike Runners. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2019 Aug;51(8):1692-1697.
  • Chen WH, Hsieh CF, Chan MS, Shih Y, Chen CH, Shiang TY. Optimal shear cushion stiffness at different gait speeds. Journal of Biomechanics 2019 Aug;93:226-230.
  • Shih Y, Chen YC, Lee YS, Chan MS, Shiang TY. Walking beyond preferred transition speed increases muscle activations with a shift from inverted pendulum to spring mass model in lower extremity. Gait Posture. 2016 May;46:5-10
  • Shih Y, Ho CS, Shiang TY. Measuring kinematic changes of the foot using a gyro sensor during intense running. Journal of Sports Sciences. 2014;32(6):550-6.
  • Shih Y, Lin KL, Shiang TY. Is the foot striking pattern more important than shod conditions in running? Gait and Posture. 2013 Jul;38(3):490-494.
  • Veirs KP, Baldwin JD Veirs KP, Baldwin JD, Rippetoe J, Fagg AH, Haleem A, Jeffries L., Randall K, Sisson S, Dionne CP, (2020). Multi-Segment Assessment of Ankle and Foot Kinematics during Relevé Barefoot and En Pointe. Journal of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, 32; 3; 167-175.


Center for Human Performance Facility
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
1200 North Stonewall Ave
AHB 3020
Oklahoma City, OK 73117

(405) 271-2131 ext 47161