We are pleased to announce that the Mobilize Center has been awarded a Biomedical Technology Resource Center (BTRC) grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB).
As a BTRC, the Center will provide tools and training to help researchers utilize wearables, video, medical images, and other data sources to:
- Quantify movement biomechanics
- Extract insights about human motor behavior, and
- Advance precision rehabilitation
We will mobilize this revolution by developing open-source software that addresses barriers to the use of mobile technology and machine learning in movement-related academic and clinical research. Our data-sharing hubs will be a central resource for those developing new algorithms and digital biomarkers. Training opportunities, such as workshops, webinars, and symposia, will provide knowledge, skills, and networking opportunities for both novices and experts. And we will establish partnerships to drive our software and program development, thus ensuring that the Center addresses the pressing needs of the biomedical research community.
Based at Stanford University, the Center and its innovative technologies will transform research and the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of mobility disorders.