About the HMRC
Building on nearly 40 years of experience in biomedical engineering, computing and information sciences, health sciences, surgery and medicine, the HMRC facilitates the interaction of over forty-eight participating faculty members and more than eighty graduate students. Research is completed by multidisciplinary teams in four theme areas: Computer Assisted Therapies, Regenerative Medicine, Biomechanical Design, Rehabilitation and Ergonomics, and Clinical Studies.These teams also facilitate an increasing trainee interaction with the biomedical device industry both in research and product development.
Founded in 2000, the HMRC is situated in the Apps Medical Research Centre of Kingston General Hospital (KGH). Funding from the federal government, industry and private donations made our unique centre possible, comprised of specialized labs for connective tissue bio-simulation, tissue processing, prosthesis design, software development, and gait analysis as well as one of the world’s first computer enhanced surgical suites.
Based on a two-institution model the centre is incorporated into strategic plans of both Queen’s University and KGH. Each year a number of journal articles are published by HMRC clinicians and scientists, along with major contributions to product development by way of patenting and invention disclosures.