Welcome to the Human Mobility Research Centre
The Centre is a partnership between Queen’s University and Kingston General Hospital (KGH) and serves as a point of collaboration between the disciplines of medicine, engineering, health sciences, and computer science. HMRC provides shared research space and services for clinicians, orthopaedic surgeons, university faculty, students, and industry.
At HMRC our focus is helping people live fuller, more mobile lives by pioneering the development of innovative and effective treatment strategies for bone and joint disorders caused by arthritis, osteoporosis, injury, and related problems.
Featured Research Project
- Dr. Joan Stevenson, Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies - Ergonomics Research Group featured on Daily Planet
October 30, 2013
Dr. Joan Stevenson and the Ergonomics Research Group was featured on the Daily Planet on October 30, 2013. The Ergonomics Research Group has been working with the Canadian military to design new load carriage systems using simulators to measure pack stiffness, load distribution on the shoulders and waist, pack-person motion, skin contact pressures and forces and moments at the hips. For more information about Dr. Stevenson's work and this feature please click here.
- CFI Research in Action "A better foot forward" spotlights Dr. Tim Bryant, the Niagara Foot and the future of prosthetics
September 12, 2013
Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Research in Action features:
"A better foot forward"
The great strides in prosthetic development since the Marathon of Hope
CFI, which funds research at Universities, colleges and research hospitals across Canada, highlights research that they have funded in a series of online stories examine the innovative research happening in Canada and the benefits of this research to Canadians. This month they profile the work of Dr. Tim Bryant and his colleagues at the Human Mobility Research Centre in developing protheses, including the Niagara Foot and the future of prosthetic research in Canada.
- International Society for Computer Aided Surgery's ISCAS Best Poster Award to Dr. Kunz, Dr. Stewart, Dr. Rudan and Dr. V. Kratky
June 29, 2013
Dr. M. Kunz (School of Computing), Dr. J. Stewart (School of Computing), Dr. J.F. Rudan (Surgery) and Dr. V. Kratky (Ophthalmology) were awarded the International Society for Computer Aided Surgery's ISCAS Best Poster Award for their poster "Faster intraoperative localization of posterior orbital tumours using a patient-specific instrument guide" which was presented at the 17th Annual Conference of the International Society of Computer Aided Surgery held on June 26 - 29, 2013 at the Heidelberg Convention Center in Germany.
For more information about the research team and their award please click here.
- HMRC Seminar Series - Student Seminars
December 18, 2013
HMRC Charles Sorbie Conference Room