Mission

The mission of the Movement Analysis for Biomedical Innovation & Technology (Mobility) Laboratory is to advance quantitative rehabilitation research for improving health and function of persons with disabilities.

Goals & Information

The Mobility Laboratory is a 2,415 sq. ft. space located in the UW-Milwaukee Innovation Accelerator Building. The Lab is adjacent to the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center, an ideal location for rehabilitation research. It is fully accessible to individuals with disability, and houses state-of-the-art equipment for quantitative biomechanical assessment of human movement.

The lab is home to a motion capture system that is synchronized with our bilateral SmartWheel instrumented hand-rim wheelchair systems to calculate forces and movements on the wheelchair handrims. The Vicon system and SmartWheel system collectively will provide complete upper-extremity joint kinematics and kinetics data collection for our research projects. We also have the capability for gait analysis, balance and strength assessment in pediatric and adult populations.