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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.

Video Introduction to the Human Mobility Research Centre





  • Congratulations to Dr. Randy Ellis, School of Computing - 2014 Award Recipient for Outstanding Contributions to Society from UMASS Amherst CS
    April 3, 2014


    Dr. Randy Ellis, School of Computing is a 2014 Award Recipient for Outstanding Contributions to Society from the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Computer Science Outstanding Achievement and Advocacy Award (OAA) program.

  • Congratulations to Sima Zakani for moving to the Final of the 3 Minute Thesis Competition!
    March 31, 2014


    Sima Zakani of Mechanical and Materials Engineering is one of four students chosen from Heat 2 to proceed to the final of the  Graduate Studies 3 Minutes Thesis Competition.  The Competition showcases 10 graduate students and their research.


    The final will be held on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 at 5:00PM in the Kinesiology Building, Room 101.


    Congratulations Sima!

  • Best poster award for School of Computing researchers
    February 24, 2014


    Congratulations to Andrew W. L. Dickinson, Craig B. Casier, Richard W. Sellens, David R. Pichora and Randy E. Ellis, whose poster (Overall Wrist Biomechanics are Conserved by Phenol-based Embalming" won a Best Poster Award at the NextMed/MMVR (Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 21) Conference, held in Manhattan Beach, California USA, February 19 - 22, 2014.

  • 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.

RSSHMRC Events & Seminars

There are no seminars available at this time.



Human Mobility Research Laboratory - Motion and Gait Analysis

The Human Mobility Research Lab brings together clinicians, researchers and engineers seeking new strategies for prevention and treatment of bone and joint disorders.  This state-of-the art facility is designed to study human movement in all its complexity. 


HMRC-CREATE:  Training program in Bone and Joint Health Technologies  (NSERC CREATE)

We invite biomedical science and engineering undergraduate students (in their 3rd year), graduate students, and postdoctoral trainees to apply to join the HMRC-CREATE program. Applications are accepted throughout the year.


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Book our Space

Call 613 548 2430 and speak with Joan.