M2S lab benefits from innovative, pluridisciplinary and high-level facilities to carry out research on health and performance.

Virtual reality platform

Immermove is the virtual reality platform in M2S lab. It is grouped with Immersia, the VR platform in Irisa-Inria, in a unique collaborative immersive platform named “ImmerSTAR”.

Technical specifications

  • Vertical retro-projected main screen: 12 x 4 m²
  • Direct-projected ground screen: 12 x 4 m²
  • Right side screen : 4 x 3 m²
  • Stereo Projectors (120 Hz) : 4 Christie Mirage 4K25 + 1 Christie Mirage WU12K-M
  • Tracking system: 12 Vicon Bonita cameras, 1 Apex
  • Active stereoscopy with RF Volfoni ActiveEyes
  • Surround sound 5.1
  • Rendering software: MiddleVR

Gymnasium for movement analysis

The 30 x 20 m² gymnasium is fully dedicated to analyzing human motion.


  • Ground forces measurement: 2 force plates 120x60cm (AMTI)
  • Electromyographic systems
    • 16 wireless Trigno Advanti (Delsys)
    • 16 waterproof wireless mini wave infinity with a Wave Plus EMG system (Cometa)
  • Motion capture systems
    • Qualisys system with 23 cameras (7+)
    • Vicon system (Oxford Metrics) with 24 camera (MX and Vantage)
    • Optitrack (Natural Point) with 20 cameras
  • Cycle Ergometer: SRM indoortrainer science version with 7 powercontrol and a crank torque analysis system
  • Head mounted display (HTC): 8 HTC Vive Pro
  • Kinect 2 (Microsoft)

Exercise physiology area

The exercise physiology area (100 m²) is dedicated to measuring physiological parameters during rest and exercise.

CONTREXErgocycle tapis


  • Isokinetic CON-TREX ergometer with multijoint and TP-1000 modules
  • A portable cardiopulmonary exercise testing system – Metalizer 3B (Cortex)
  • A permanent cardiopulmonary exercise testing system including :
    • Gas exchange analysis system – Ultima CardiO2 (Medgraphics)
    • An ambulatory 12-lead ECG (Mortara)
    • Tensiomètre d’effort BL-6 (Metronik)
    • Pulse oxymetry – (Masimo)
    • Lactate test meter Sirius (H/P/Cosmos)
  • Treadmill Pulsar 3P (H/P/Cosmos)
  • Ergocycle Excalibur (Lode)
  • Cyclus 2 Ergometer

Biological laboratory

The biology area aims at investigating cellular and molecular adaptations induced by exercise and training. It includes a biochemistry area, a cell culture area and a rodent house.

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Main equipment

  • Odyessey Infrared Imaging System – Western Blotting
  • Synergey Microplate Reader (Bio-Tek) – Biochemestry analyses
  • An X-band instrument EPR ECS 106 (Brucker) – ROS quantification and antioxidant capacities
  • Microscope Axio Observer Z1 (Zeiss) – Cell culture imaging
  • Experion Automated Electrophoresis System (Biorad )– RNA quality and quantification
  • T100 Thermal Cycler (Biorad) – (PCR)
  • CFX96 Touch Real-time PCR detection System (Biorad) – Q-PCR

Laboratory Animal Platform A1-A1+

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Biological and medical research needs animal experiments to improve its knowledge. Currently, it is not possible to satisfactorily mimic the effects of physical exercise “in vitro”. Animal research is then a relevant solution to evaluate such effects.

In this animal experimentation platform, animals are housed in a room with A1 / A1+ (EOPS) health status with open racks. Experiments are planned with respect to the room use plan and any form of livestock cannot be performed.

Species housed in the platform: Mouse and rat

Scientific and technical manager :

  • Luz Lefeuvre-Orfila, Ph.D – Engineer in Biology

Well-being unit :

  • Frédéric Derbré, Assistant professor
  • Dany Saligaut, Research technician
  • Sophie Vincent, Assistant professor –ACMO referrer for hygiene and safety.

Referring veterinary :

  • Bernard Debray

Clinique Vétérinaire, 11 place du Vert Buisson 35170 BRUZ

For any information, please contact:  luz.lefeuvre@univ-rennes2.fr ,  tel :+33 290091585

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