About the Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Engineering Center

The Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Engineering Center (OREC) is designed to promote and encourage significant advances in clinical research through coordinated endeavors between Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin. These opportunities are afforded to faculty and students at Marquette University and to faculty, fellows, and residents in the departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Medical College of Wisconsin. 

Designed to be of mutual benefit to faculty, students and staff, OREC seeks to establish a focus of excellence with national recognition in research and research training while increasing levels of extramural support. Through economics of scale, OREC offers an academically effective and cost-efficient means of supporting high-level, productive, clinical research laboratories, and it provides academic opportunities to faculty and students that support professional development of the highest caliber.

Recent News

Scientists working in OREC gait analysis lab in MumbaiOREC supports the opening of new gait analysis lab at St. Xavier's Technical Institute in Mumbai, India

November 2022:  In a one-of-its-kind-service offered at an engineering college, the St. Xavier’s Technical Institute in Mahim has set up a bio-mechanical lab which will provide gait analysis. This lab conducts gait analysis in 3D and will give information that will help sportsmen, athletes and specially-abled children with acute limb and motor deficiencies to resolve problems of posture, playing, walking, and running. The engineering college provides the technological service and also handles data processing.

At a time when the National Education Policy is promoting a multidisciplinary approach in education, this technical institute has set a novel example … Continue Reading

OREC Global Mobility Engineer Molly Erickson visits Xavier Gait Lab in Mumbai, India

Marquette engineering students recreate 'Santa's Workshop' for children at Penfield Children's Center (58 WDJT—Milwaukee)

Inclusive Play, a collaborative project between OREC and Penfield Children's Center seeking to provide accessible toys for use by children with different abilities, completes second Build Day (TMJ4, Morning Blend)

OREC's Global Mobility project opens New Gait Analysis Lab in collaboration with St. Xavier's (The Indian Express)

OREC hosts the first Build Day for its new collaboration with Penfield Children's Center, building adaptive toys for children with differing abilities (Spectrum News, FOX 6, Marquette Today, Marquette Wire)

GoBabyGo! Milwaukee presents product improvements at MCW's 2022 Community Engagement poster session

GoBabyGo! Milwaukee welcomes colleagues from Mexico to grow the program internationally