Motor Control Laboratory, Arizona State University, Drs. Stelmach, Contreras-Vidal, Van Gemmert, & Teulings (1998).

Fine Motor Control and Learning Laboratory at Louisiana State University

Drawing, handwriting, grasping, and pointing movements are tasks that usually are performed seemingly effortless, eventhough these tasks are very complex.

The Fine Motor Control and Learning laboratory focuses on how we are able to perform and (re)learn these fine motor tasks when the control of movements is challenged by an increase of demands due to stress and/or mental load, or when control of movements is challenged as result of physiologic deterioration of the movement system as result of advanced age and/or neurological disease.


Arend Van GemmertBrian Callihan

School of Kinesiology

Louisiana State University

112 Huey P. Long Fieldhouse (Room 74)

Baton Rouge, LA 70803.

Phone: 225-578-9142

Click here to see a map to the Fine Motor Control and Learning Laboratory.

The Fine Motor Control and Learning Laboratory is located in Room 74 of the HP Long Fieldhouse. This room is a 112 sq.ft. space dedicated to data collection and analysis of upper-body movements.


  • 24” Widescreen Flat panel LCD monitor
  • Two 22” Widescreen Flat panel LCD monitors
  • Wacom Intuos3 9x12 Digitizer Tablet
  • Wacom Intuos3 12x19 Digitizer Tablet
  • Wacom Intuos 12x18 Digitizer Tablet in portable frame for “mobile” data collection
  • Wacom UD1218RE Electrostatic Digitizer Tablet
  • Several Wacom Digitizer Ink and non-inking pens, including a modified pen to measure ranges of force exceeding the normal ranges of axial pen force.
  • Oasis digitizer collection box
  • Latitude D830 laptop for “mobile” data collection and presentation
  • Several PCs including two high power PCs for extreme performance demands for display, collection, and analysis of data.
  • Specialized software for the collection and processing of fine motor movements (MovAlyzeR and OASIS).
  • Several other software packages for collection, processing, analysis, reporting, and presentation of data.

The Fine Motor Control and Learning Laboratory shares also about 600 sq.ft. space with Dr. Hondzinski located in Room 15 & 18 of Hatcher Hall which are setup for data collection of individuals with Parkinson's disease. Room 15 is setup for the collection of whole body movement data and Room 18 is setup for fine movement data collection. (Temporary all equipment of Room 18 of Hatcher Hall is located and setup in Room 71 of the HP Long Fieldhouse).

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