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
- Congratulations to Steve Waldman and Yonjun Lai on receiving CHRP funding
October 2, 2012
Stephen Waldman and Yongjun Lai have received grants from the Collaborative Health Research Projects Program (CHRP). The joint funding is provided by the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council and the Canadian Institues of Health Research.
Stephen Waldman (Mechanical and Materials Engineering) has developed a new approach to creating engineered cartilage. The new cartilage, using the patient's own cells, is used to repair damaged cartilage, in joints and as a result of trauma. Previously, only small areas could be repaired due to the number of cells that can safely be harvested from a patient. Dr. Waldman cultivates these small amounts of harvested cells in a bioreactor to create larger areas of engineered cartilage.
Yongjun Lai (Mechanical and Materials Engineering) and his group have applied micro fabrication technologies to develop new sutures that will improve the control doctors have while completing glaucoma surgery. The surgery is designed to reduce pressure on the eye. This surgery often preserves a person's eyesight.
- Printing with Plastic by Ralph Yeung (NERVE Magazine)
October 2, 2012
In the past year or two, the technology behind 3D printing has really come into the spotlight. The idea is simple: digital blueprints are made via a computer program, the digital prints are sent to a printer, and immediately layer upon layer of polymeric material is printed out until a full, 3D object is created, exactly to specifications. There are few boundaries to what we can print and there is no shortage of ideas, either. Read more at: http://nervemag.wordpress.com/2012/10/02/printing-with-plastic/
NERVE Magazine is a student-run science, technology and engineering magazine based out of Queen's University.
- Queen's Mini-U 2013 - May 24th - 26th, 2013
May 24, 2013
The HMRC Seminar Series has concluded for 2012-2013. We would like to thank all of our speakers from the past year.
The HMRC Seminar Series will resume in September 2013.
We look forward to seeing you then!
nniversary Open House