With over 20 years of experience, I have worked with both large customers and individual clients ranging from research labs at regional universities to those with more industrial application needs. In addition, I have taught LabVIEW programming and data acquisition concepts to others both as a previously National Instruments Certified Instructor and more recently as a college professor. If you have a LabVIEW programming need, I can either help you learn to be self-sufficient OR get the work done quickly depending on your end goals.
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  • Prototyping

    Whether it's a software-only simulation or a full-fledged hardware and software integration, I've got you covered. From hardware specification to circuit design and creation to embedded programming (both NI and 3rd party hardware) to more polished 3D printed prototype creation, I can help you turn your idea into a reality.
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  • Motion Capture

    Since the mid-1990s I've worked with myriad motion capture systems, especially for human movement analysis. These systems commonly integrate unique hardware and software add-ons with motion tracking technologies including active and passive marker/camera-based systems (infrared, visual spectrum and others), multi-segment inertial measurement units, acoustic and laser-based approaches, functional video analysis, and more. In house motion capture hardware capabilities are available for short-term projects!

Brian E. Moyer, PhD

(814) 241-5151

A major change in the fall of 2011 shifted my focus from providing consulting services through Crossroads to training future engineers at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.  I am now a full-time Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Pitt-Johnstown during the academic year (from the beginning of September to the end of April) leaving only summers and “extra” time during the school year for consulting work.

Joe McFerron, Mark Musolino, and Kurt Beschorner have previously been associated with Crossroads Consulting and still may provide project level support.  If you need to get in touch with any of them, please let me know.

Educational Background

I earned my PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 2006 where I worked with faculty members Mark Redfern and Rakie’ Cham to design and equip the Human Movement and Balance Laboratory (HMBL), a research facility dedicated to the collection and analysis of human movement data. That facility combines a retro-reflective, passive marker, IR camera system with force plates and various other analog and digital signal acquisition and control hardware via a custom, LabVIEW-based graphical user interface. While working with HMBL, I contributed to their analytical model of the human body which is used to generate kinematic and kinetic (inverse dynamics) analysis results and has been applied to slip-and-fall research.  My work with HMBL continues via a research collaboration with Kurt Beschorner as we seek to better understand and measure contributors to slips during gait.  Most recently, that effort has led to the creation of a biofidelic coefficient of friction measurement device.

In addition to my PhD in Bioengineering from Pitt, I have also earned an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Pitt and, from Carnegie Mellon University, a BS in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Bioengineering.

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Crossroads remains available to provide services based on core competencies including:

  • LabVIEW and Matlab programming services including hardware (sensor selection as well) specification for data acquisition and control
  • Signal processing algorithm development and testing
  • Biomedical device prototyping support
  • Motion Capture system integration including supplying/installing hardware and software as well as longer-term support services
  • 3D printing services for prototype creation
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