About the lab
The Human Performance Lab (HPL), was founded by Dr. Benno M. Nigg, PhD, in 1981. It is located within the Faculty of Kinesiology on UCalgary's main campus. The HPL is a multidisciplinary research centre that explores mobility and longevity. The lab is equipped with high tech and custom-made equipment to conduct research in anatomy, biology, biomechanics, motor control and physiology. We share knowledge with others to encourage a lifetime of active living. We explore a range of topics from the function of sport shoes to osteoarthritis - see more topics below.
By the numbers
Who is currently working in the lab?
- 30 academic, adjunct and visiting professors
- 30 postdoc scholars and research associates
- 39 research assistants, admin and support staff
- 116 PhD, MSc and visiting students
Our research topics
Mobility and longevity
Sport technique and performance
Muscle mechanics, control and balance
Bone integrity and exercise (osteoporosis)
Movement related injuries, their epidemiology and prevention
Ankle and knee joint mechanics
Orthotics, sport shoes and sport surfaces
Visual and psycho-motor movement control
Aging and skeletal muscle aerobic performance
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2019 Annual Report and Highlights
2018 Annual Report and Highlights
1981 -2017 Annual Reports and Highlights are available in
the Taylor Family Digital Library.
The Human Performance Lab is located in the northwest part of the University of Calgary main campus within the Roger Jackson Centre for Health and Wellness. The Roger Jackson Centre is located in the Faculty of Kinesiology on the north side of the Kinesiology Complex in block B.