Human Mobility Research Centre

Human Mobility Research Centre

Human Mobility Research Centre

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Who We Are

Human Mobility Research Centre

The Centre is a partnership between Queen's University, Kingston General Hospital (KGH) and Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) and serves as a point of collaboration between the disciplines of medicine, engineering, health sciences, and information technology.  HMRC provides shared research space and services for clinicians, orthopaedic surgeons, university faculty, students, and industry.  The Centre is located at KGH and includes 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.

Kingston General Hospital

Affiliated with Queen's University, Kingston General Hospital is a 456-bed specialized teaching and research hospital that serves more than 500,000 people in southeastern Ontario and is the community hospital for the Kingston area.  KGH provides an array of specialized acute and ambulatory clinical services including trauma, cardiac, stroke, pediatric, perinatal, end stage renal and stem cell transplants.  KGH is dedicated to compassionate, high quality health care in a dynamic academic research environment.  It features a robust research program and provides hands-on skill training for close to 1,900 health-care students annually.  For more information, visit the Kingston General Hospital website.

Queen's University

Queen's University at Kingston is one of Canada's oldest and most prestigious universities and is consistently ranked among Canada's top five medical-doctoral schools in the annual surveys by Maclean's and the Globe and Mail.  This esteemed reputation is a reflection of the University's dedication to excellence in all aspects of its academic, research and extracurricular programs.  Enrollment currently stands at almost 18,000 students (undergraduate and graduate), who are drawn from every Canadian province and territory, and from 98 other countries.  For more information please visit the Queen's University website.

Hotel Dieu Hospital

Hotel Dieu provides ambulatory care teaching and research for Kingston and Southeastern Ontario, affiliated with Queen's University HDH provides expert care to more than 500,000 people in the region through specialized programs including pediatrics, medicine, cardiology, surgery, mental health, oncology and urgent care.  It delivers quality, safe health care, while advancing innovation research and educating future health care professionals.  HMRC's new Human Motion Performance Laboratory is located at this site.  For more information please visit the Hotel Dieu Hospital website.