Human Assessment Lab

About Us


The Human Assessment Laboratory (HAL) aims to be a center of excellence in human health assessment. HAL builds on the strengths from departments in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. We perform interdisciplinary research integrating fields of biomedical engineering, clinical laboratory science, ergonomics, exercise physiology, nutrition, nursing and physical therapy.

Overall Goals

  1. To advance and communicate new knowledge pertaining to assessment of health including nutrition, fitness and performance. This includes development and validation of innovative methods to collect, process and interpret human assessment data. 

  2. To support UMass Lowell investigators studying human health, nutrition, fitness and performance by providing a core facility for human assessment including consultation and collaboration to offer expertise on associated assessment methods, process and interpretation.