Human Mobility Research Centre (HMRC)

The Human Mobility Research Centre (HMRC) is a partnership between Queen’s University and Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) and serves as a point of collaboration between the disciplines of medicine, engineering, health sciences, and computer science. This collaboration focuses on helping people live more mobile lives, through research and development of innovative and effective treatment strategies for bone and joint disorders caused by arthritis, osteoporosis, injury, and related problems.

The HMRC contributes to the advancement of computer-assisted therapies, biomechanical design, regenerative studies, rehabilitation and ergonomics, and clinical studies. Shared research space and services are available for clinicians, orthopaedic surgeons, university faculty, students, and industry. Additionally, the HMRC 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.


Human Mobility Research Centre
Syl & Molly Apps Medical Research Centre
Kingston Health Sciences Centre
76 Stuart Street
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 2V7

Areas of Expertise

Computer-Assisted Therapies
Regenerative Medicine
Biomechanical Design
Rehabilitation and Ergonomics
Clinical Studies


Process R&D
Product R&D
Facility Access & Testing

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Published: September 21, 2021

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