The Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub



The MSk MEC is the centrepiece of the Sir Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub (“BmE Hub”) which is based at Imperial’s translational research campus in White City, London.

The BmE Hub is a major new building comprising state-of-the-art laboratories for translational research at the interface of engineering and biomedical sciences.

This visionary development provides co-location space for engineers, scientists and clinical researchers in the musculoskeletal field from across College to come together to forge new interdisciplinary collaborations.

Other Resources

Software and database resources

Biodynamics Lab Database

This database is collected by the Biodynamics lab of Imperial College London. It consists of 180 subjects. Ground reactions forces (GRFs) are captured for all 3 axes: medio-lateral (GRF X), anterior-posterior (GRF Y), and vertical (GRF Z). 101 samples are captures per axis.


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Citation request: The Complexity of Human Walking: A Knee Osteoarthritis Study, by Margarita Kotti, Lynsey Duffell, Aldo Faisal, and Alison McGregor that is published in PLOS ONE.

Facilities available to MSk MEC researchers include:


Treadmill Analysis Laboratory 

Biodynamics Laboratory

Nick Davey Neurophysiology Laboratory

Surgical Skills Laboratory

3D Printer

 Confocal Microscopy

Motion Analysis Laboratory


 Histology Laboratory 

‌PALM microsystem

‌Temperature controlled water bath 

Adapted Oxford Knee Rig
ACL graft strength testing rig  TKR and UKR stability testing rigs

 Tekscan pressure sensitive film hardware and I-scan software


 Shoulder replacement testing rig
 Patella-femoral joint (PFJ) stability testing rig
 Diamond blade band saw
Polaris optical tracking camera and trackers for measuring rigid body kinematics

Single-axis screwdriven Instron Materials

Testing Machine

Dual-axis servohydraulic Instron Materials Testing Machine


Knee kinematics rig Ultrasonix Scanner
6 degree of freedom robot arm for joint motion simulation
  Photon Microscope   
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