OUR MISSION: Develop mechanism-informed and technology-enabled movement interventions for sustained improvements in pain and function in people with knee osteoarthritis.

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. 

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Movement & Applied Imaging Lab

Sargent College
635 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th floor
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: