AMP Lab

The 3,000+ square foot motion analysis space is the hub of the AMP Lab featuring a wide open space to evaluate human and robotic movement, force plates, cameras, and an instrumented treadmill.Please see the AMP Lab Website for updates news & information!

The AMP Lab is a collaboration at the University of Washington between the College of Engineering and Rehabilitation Medicine that seeks to amplify human and robotic movement and performance.  The AMP Lab seeks to advance our understanding of the dynamics and control of movement to design treatment strategies and assistive technologies that improve function, performance, and quality of life for people in health and disease.

The AMP Lab enables experiments with clinical and research populations, featuring a rich sensor suite (high-speed motion capture/videography, instrumented treadmills/force plates, and wearable devices) and infrastructure (bodyweight support system, heterogeneous terrain) to facilitate research that advances understanding of human and robot movement.

Our facility is located on the first floor of Wallace Hall.

The AMP Lab is co-directed by Sam Burden (EE), Kat Steele (ME), and Val Kelly (Rehab Med).

A large crowd from engineering, rehabilitation, and the broader UW community attend the keynote lecture by Max Donelan at the Grand Opening. During the demos, Bora tries out a slider game used to evaluate motor planning and a group tests out the VR set-up used to evaluate movement for individuals with Parkinson's Disease.

2018 Grand Opening of the AMP Lab