Eric Rombokas, UWIN faculty, one of the directors of the AMP lab.Chet Moritz, UWIN faculty, one of the directors of the AMP lab.Sam Burden, UWIN faculty, one of the directors of the AMP lab.TKat Steele, UWIN faculty, one of the directors of the AMP lab.he 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/