The UW College of Engineering and School of Medicine have jointly established a shared Laboratory for Amplifying Motion and Performance (AMP Lab) directed by Kat Steele (Mechanical Engineering/UWIN), Sam Burden (Electrical Engineering/UWIN), and Val Kelly (Rehabilitation Medicine). This state-of-the-art collaboratory will enable experiments with clinical and research populations interacting with autonomous and semi-autonomous machines. Together with Chet Moritz (Rehabilitation Medicine/UWIN) and Eric Rombokas (Mechanical Engineering/ VA/UWIN), this team also received a Strategic Research Initiative award from the College of Engineering to fund an AMP Center that will mentor interdisciplinary working groups and organize workshops in the Lab.
These joint ventures envision a future where:
- Neurophysiological trauma and disease are diagnosed automatically (and, when possible, preemptively);
- Monitoring and intervention are conducted continuously within and outside the clinic;
- Personalized assistive devices ranging from exoskeletons to co-robots mitigate disability and enhance ability of all individuals.
For more information, visit the AMP Lab website at: http://depts.washington.edu/amplify/lab/