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Ongoing studies: Manual Wheelchair Users Needed!

Changing the World

The Advanced Mobility Biomechanics Lab at UW-Milwaukee develops and applies connected health technology to study mobility of people with disabilities and outcomes of clinical rehabilitation, with particular attention to underserved communities globally. People with mobility impairments often have reduced community participation and quality of life, and our mission is to provide the technology that can better understand and address such deficits, enabling people to participate fully in their communities.

Advanced Mobility Biomechanics Lab

The Advanced Mobility Biomechanics Laboratory (AMBL), directed by Dr. Jacob R. Rammer, Biomedical Engineering, investigates, develops, and implements new technologies to study human motion and achieve mobility independence for people with disabilities. The team’s smart and connected health approach leverages the latest sensors and software to acquire, model, and analyze mobility and participation data in real-time. AMBL is housed in UWM’s University Services and Research Building (USRB) and comprises two large laboratory spaces with comprehensive motion capture, human performance, computing, and sensor development equipment.


The overarching goal of AMBL’s work is to better meet the needs of people with disabilities in daily life through innovative technology development, and to conduct clinical research to understand and ultimately improve mobility independence, quality of care and quality of life in this population.

Research Highlights

  • Biomechanics of human motion
  • Gait & Manual Wheelchair Mobility
  • Sensors & Mobile Application Development
  • Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
  • Global outreach for underserved communities

Subject in AMBL lab walking

Jacob RammerJacob Rammer, Director

College of Engineering & Applied Science

Cluster Biomedical & Health
Lab Advanced Mobility Biomechanics Laboratory (AMBL)


Jacob Rammer
AMBL/USRB 283/285