SIIR Laboratory Facilities

The following tools are used to support research efforts conducted in the SIIR-Lab: ​

  • Electrodermal Resistance Measurement
  • Thermostats
  • Heat stress
  • Contact pressure sensor
  • Insole sensors
  • Metronome
  • Portable air conditioner, heater, and humidifier
  • Motion capture
  • Virtual Reality googles + eye tracker
  • 360 panoramic camera
  • Portable Traffic Analyzer
  • Smart Camera
  • Tablet PC
  • SmartPLS
  • Software for motion capture
  • Visualization software
  • Electromyography device
  • Heart rate monitor
  • Body composition measurement equipment
  • Body mass index measurement equipment
  • Non-contact infrared skin temperature sensors
  • Leg dynamometer
  • Grip dynamometer
  • Roman Chair at 45 degrees
  • Load cellsr
  • Electroencephalogram device
  • Camera and Tripod
  • Outdoor video recorder
  • Laptops
  • High-performance PCs
  • Collaborative 70" 4k wall screen
  • Eye Tracking Analytics

Shared TAMU Facilities

​The SIIR-Lab collaborates with and utilizes resources available in Research Centers and Institutions affiliated with the School of Architecture, College of Engineering, and School of Public Health. Description of and links to select Centers/Institutes are provided below.

Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center (MKOPSC)

The mission of MKOPSC is to lead the integration of process safety – through education, research, and service – into learning and practice of all individuals and organizations. (

ERGO Center

Through cutting edge research, the Texas A&M Ergo Center strives to improve worker safety and health for its industry and health care partners. The Center engages in extensive literature reviews, develops experimental designs, performs product validations and carries out pilot studies that foster the success of health and safety professionals. (

Texas A&M Institute of Data Science (TAMIDS)

The Texas A&M Institute of Data Science (TAMIDS) serves and fosters collaborations across the university and its affiliated agencies. TAMIDS is a joint undertaking of Texas A&M University with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station and Texas A&M AgriLife Research. (

TTI Roadside Safety and Physical Security Division

At the TTI Proving Grounds, researchers in this program develop and test highway-safety devices, such as crash cushions, guardrails, breakaway signs and barrier systems. Researchers in the program also test perimeter-security devices to prevent or control vehicles entering or exiting sensitive sites, such as U.S. embassies, power plants, refineries and military installations. (

Institute for Engineering Education and Innovation (IEEI)

The Institute for Engineering Education's mission is to serve as a focal point and academic resource for engineering education research for faculty and administrators in order to advance the practices of engineering education in the Texas A&M University System and worldwide (

Institute for Sustainable Communities

The Texas A&M Institute for Sustainable Communities seeks to create more sustainable and vibrant communities. We translate transformative research into action through engagement with real communities. Our interdisciplinary approach brings together faculty, staff and students from across Texas A&M to address critical societal challenges of today and tomorrow. (

Hazard Reduction & Recovery Center

The Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center (HRRC) studies hazards and how they affect the natural and built environments and the people who live there. With a special focus on hazard mitigation and recovery, we generate research at the forefront of hazard planning. (

TEEX Infrastructure Training and Safety Institute (ITSI)

Provides highly diverse, industry-specific training to state and local personnel representing construction, electric power, public works, transportation, water and wastewater, telecommunications, heavy equipment, code enforcement, safety and other occupational areas. Serves as the TEEX OSHA Training Institute Education Center providing services in compliance with OSHA regulations for workplace safety and health.

Center for Housing & Urban Development (CHUD)

CHUD’s mission is to provide leadership as a center of inquiry for the creation of sustainable housing and communities. Sustainable communities are those that feature vibrant economies, offer a choice of housing and transportation modes, are closer to jobs, schools, shopping and recreation, are less energy dependent, and/or help protect clean water and air. (