Dr. Karl Zabjek

Biomechanics and Assistive Technology Laboratory

Dr. Karl Zabjek using motion sensors on a patient's legThe Biomechanics and Assistive Technology Laboratory is located in the Rehabilitation Sciences Building, Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. The laboratory is led by Dr. Karl Zabjek and is affiliated with the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network (TRI-UHN).

The laboratory has approximately 1200 square feet of space to conduct studies that quantify the human movement. It is equipped with a 9 camera motion capture system, 4 multi-axial forceplates and a 16 channel wireless electromyography system.  The combined space and equipment provides the capacity to perform comprehensive studies of posture, locomotion and mobility.

This biomechanics laboratory has served as a fundamental link between basic science and applied clinical research and teaching. The studies conducted in this laboratory are multi-disciplinary and have included experts within the fields of Computer Science, Engineering, Rehabilitation and Medicine/Orthopaedics. They serve as the foundation for the development and implementation of in larger scale studies across multiple centres.