Human Mobility Research Centre

Human Mobility Research Centre

Human Mobility Research Centre

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Welcome to the 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 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

Human Mobility Research Centre - Kingston General Hospital Research Institute

The Human Mobility Research Centre is a collaborative hub for researchers and clinician-scientists working in medicine, engineering, health sciences and computing science.

Watch the Kingston General Hospital Research Institute's video on HMRC.

Skeletal Observation Laboratory

This lab, located at Hotel Dieu, includes an ultra-low dose computed tomography scanner to acquire bone shape information during weight bearing, a robotic system and software for cadaveric testing of human joint systems, software for measuring three-dimensional bone motion using high-speed x-ray, and a computer system and server space for computational modeling and storage of large image sets. This infrastructure will allow us to safely make detailed measurements of the musculoskeletal system during high-demand dynamic activities. It will also facilitate complex dynamics simulations using physical models and computational models to isolate how each factor influences human mobility.

Queen's University Human Mobility Research Lab (HMRL)

The HMRL is located in the Regional Ambulatory Care at Hotel Dieu Hospital ideally located in close proximity to the orthopaedic clinics.  The laboratory fosters interdisciplinary collaborations between engineering, orthopaedics, and rehabilitation that are essential to the focus and innovation of research and translation of knowledge into clinically important applications.

Visit the Human Mobility Research Lab.

Why Grad Studies?  Biomechanical Engineering

An interview with Simon Jones, MASc. 2009 (Mechanical and Materials Engineering), about his experience working at HMRC while completing his Master's at Queen's.  Working at HMRC provided him with the opportunity and experience to work in collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams with a mixture of people from engineering and non-engineering backgrounds.  This prepared him to work in his current position as a Research Engineer.

Interview with Simon Jones, MASc. 2009 (MECH)

Everything you wanted to know about knees from our local researchers (UHKFdn)

The Human Mobility Research Lab at Hotel Dieu Hospital provided the perfect backdrop for the Hotel Dieu Research Institute's "A World of Knees" information event.  From the latest ACL sports-related injuries to osteoarthritis, world-leading researchers right here in Kingston provide some interesting information on the health of knees.

View the YouTube Video:  "Everything you wanted to know about knees" (UHKFdn).

Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) Medical Research Expertise in Kingston Video

The Human Mobility Research Centre is one of the medical research centres highlighted in this Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) video on YouTube.

View the Video "KEDCO MEDICAL" on Youtube.