OUR MISSION: Improve quality and quantity of movement during everyday life in people with knee osteoarthritis to reduce pain, improve physical function, and maintain joint health.

The Movement & Applied Imaging Lab is directed by Dr. Deepak Kumar. The Lab is a trans-disciplinary collaboration with the objective of mitigating pain and disability due to knee osteoarthritis (OA). We use state-of-the-art technologies to study the quality and quantity of movement during daily activities, and their associations with chronic pain mechanisms, and tissue health in knee OA. This information helps us identify risk factors for knee OA and develop novel, effective, and scalable interventions to reduce pain and disability for people with knee OA.




The Movement & Applied Imaging Lab is located in downtown Boston and provides an 1100 ft2 state-of-the-art facility for our research studies. The Lab includes space for the technologies described below and multiple workstations for data processing.




Movement & Applied Imaging Lab

Sargent College
635 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th floor
Boston, MA 02215


Our laboratory and research is supported by grants from the government and foundations as well as by the generosity of individual donors. These are vital for support of our mission of preventing and managing musculoskeletal disorders.

If you would like more information on supporting our research, making a bequest, or other planned giving opportunities, please contact:

Kristina Lentz Campano
Assistant Dean of Development & Alumni Relations

Check donations can be made payable to Trustees of Boston University/Movement & Applied Imaging Lab and sent to:

Kristina Lentz Campano
Boston University Sargent College
635 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 221
Boston, MA 02215


Dr. Kumar is honored to conduct his research in the Barreca Motion Analysis Laboratory which is named after a generous benefactor to the Boston University Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training.

Our research has been funded by the following agencies: