Pittsburgh Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center

SMART Center

Premier research lab for human subjects’ research on balance and mobility

The SMART Center has:

  • 6000 square feet
  • Offices, workstations, conference room
  • Open space to conduct mobility-based research
  • 180 foot oval track
  • Hologic QDR-4500A X-ray Bone Densitometer with Discovery Upgrade, fan beam technology and Instant Vertebral Assessment® program
    • state-of-the-art DXA based assessment of body composition and bone mineral density
    • Hologic Oasis Workstation transmits bone density data to the research coordinator’s office for viewing or print-out
  • Portable calcaneal ultrasound units

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