The UW College of Engineering and School of Medicine jointly invested funds to establish a shared Laboratory for Analysis of Motion and Performance (AMP Lab) initially directed by Sam Burden (EE), Kat Steele (ME), and Val Kelly (Rehab Med). This state-of-the-art collaboratory will enable experiments with clinical and research populations interacting with autonomous and semi-autonomous machines.

The lab features a rich sensor suite (high-speed motion capture/videography, instrumented treadmills/force plates, and wearable devices) and mechanical infrastructure (bodyweight support system, heterogeneous terrain) to facilitate research that advances understanding of human and robot movement. Laboratory renovations are nearing completion: we expect the facility to open for the UW community in January 2017 on the first floor of Wallace Hall.