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Laboratory of Integrative Motor Behaviour (LIMB)

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KINARM Labs

Our research program examines coordination and adaptive learning of limb movements and how regions of the brain are involved in these tasks. We use two different robotic platforms, the first is the robotic exoskeleton called KINARM™ (Kinesiological Instrument for Normal and Altered Reaching Movements) with hinge joints that align to a participant’s shoulder and elbow joints and allows them to make arm movements in the horizontal plane. Motors attached to the mechanical linkage provide angular position of the joints and can apply torques either to the shoulder or elbow, or both. The second KINARM™ is the End-Point version which can be used either in a standing or seated position. We have KINARM Exoskeleton robots for use in Abramsky Hall, Kingston General Hospital, Hotel Dieu Hospital and St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital. We have the End-Point robots for use in Abramsky Hall and Kingston General Hospital.

KGH EP

Photo of KGH EP robot.

This robot may be used standing or sitting. There are force plates integrated and a full harness system available.

Location is currently in Watkins 1C, Room 4-1-312-2.

The phone number to the lab is 613-549-6666 ext. 3584.

Parking is available in the underground parking on Stuart St.

This lab will move to Connell 4 – to the W.J. Henderson Patient Oriented Research Centre when renovations are complete, anticipated for December 2016.

KGH EXO

Photo of KGH EXO robot.

This robot is located in the same suite as the KGH EP, it is suitable to use with children and adults.

Location is currently in Watkins 1C, Room 4-1-312-1.

The phone number to the lab is 613-549-6666 ext. 4100.

Parking is available in the underground parking on Stuart St.

This lab will move to Connell 4 – to the W.J. Henderson Patient Oriented Research Centre when renovations are complete, anticipated for December 2016.

HDH EXO

Photo of HDH EXO robot.

This robot is located in Centenary 1 within the Centre for Neuroscience space. It is near the Human Mobility Research Centre and the Cardiac Rehabilitation Lab.

This robot is suitable to use with children and adults.

The phone number to the lab is 613-544-3310 ext. 3414.

SMOL EXO

This robot is located in the South Wing of St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital. It is beside the library.

This robot is best used with adults. There is a full lift mechanism for use with non-ambulatory patients.

The phone number to the lab is 613-548-7222 ext. 2129.

Parking is readily available on site.

Abramsky EXO

Photo of Abramsky EXO robot.

This robot is located in Abramsky Hall, Room 119. It is suitable to use with adults and larger children. There are elevators for this building but the accessible entrance is accessed only by use of an elevator that requires a key. Arrangements for use must be done ahead of time.

The phone number to this lab is 613-533-6000 ext. 74258.

Abramsky EP

This robot is located in the basement of Abramsky Hall, Room B02. It is equipped with force plates and may be used in either the seated or standing position. There is however no harness system available at this time. There are elevators for this building but the accessible entrance is accessed only by use of an elevator that requires a key. Arrangements for use must be done ahead of time.

The phone number to this lab is 613-533-2654.