MGM Center of Human Movement Science

About us

Origin & Background:

MGM Centre of Human Movement Science (MGMCHMS) was established under the auspices of MGM School of Physiotherapy, MGM Institute of Health Sciences, Navi Mumbai in October 2015. It was supported by the International Society of Biomechanics and BETiC, IIT-B to address the urgent need to integrate clinical biomechanics in Indian healthcare.

The core team of MGMCHMS includes Physiotherapists collaborating with Mechanical engineers and human movement scientists from various National and International universities contributing with complementary skills on specific research projects.

MGMCHMS aims to provide comprehensive movement analysis facilities following neuro-musculoskeletal injuries (acquired and traumatic, such as amputations, sports injuries, joint replacement, diabetic foot complications, stroke, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease; and scientific basis to our Indian culture (classical dance, traditional sports, Yoga asanas)

MGMCHMS works in four major domains of:

  • Research
  • Training
  • Technology validation
  • Clinical services


The aim is to generate a task force within the country to undertake research & develop the science of movement analysis in India by conducting integrated training for clinicians & health care professionals within India to develop movement science for health promotion; reduction of rising burden of n0n-communicable diseases (NCDs) for e.g. diabetes, arthritis, Parkinson’s, Cerebral Palsy etc. and technology design for rehabilitation of movement disorders.


The mission to provide with comprehensive movement analysis facilities following injury/disorder at an affordable cost

Facilities at MGM Centre of Human Movement Science

MGM CHMS is spread over 2116 sq feet area, equipped with robust state of art technology for comprehensive evaluation of human motion; including 12-camera-system(Vicon,UK) for joint kinematic; three force platforms(AMTI,USA) for joint kinetics; FitmateMed (COSMED,Italy) for metabolic cost and Surface-EMG System(Delsys, USA) to measure muscle activity during motion. A pressure platform (Novel, Emed, Germany) evaluates foot-geometry and plantar-pressure distribution and Step-Watch-Activity-Monitor(USA) records daily walking performance. A core team of 4 Physiotherapy faculty members, 2 research fellows and master’s students in Physiotherapy contribute to academic, clinical and research activities of MGMCHMS.

MGM CHMS is located on the first floor of MGM Super Specialty Hospital in Vashi, Navi Mumbai. The lab is 92 ft long x 23 ft wide x 13 ft high.




  • MGMCHMS has trained several clinicians and engineers, across India(Maharashtra, Kerala, Delhi, Gujarat and Karnataka) in diverse, knowledge-based applications of clinical biomechanics, particularly Human Gait.
  • MGMCHMS also performed guided tours and short-term demonstration to spread awareness and disseminate knowledge of Biomechanics within and outside the state, amongst clinicians, health care faculty, students and engineers.
  • Over 1200 clinicians, health care and engineering students have benefited from 11 training workshops conducted till date

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Clinical Services

MGM Centre of Human Movement Science is committed to develop Biomechanics in India in all three domains (i.e. academic, research and clinical).
The team members at MGMCHMS performed intense work in all three domains.
MGM CHMS caters comprehensive movement analysis service to patients with impairments of gait, balance and foot pressure analysis; with various neuromusculoskeletal disorders such as cerebral palsy, stroke, peripheral nerve injuries, Parkinson’s disease, cerebellar disorders; musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoarthritis, foot deformities, pre and post arthroplasties, low-back pain, amputation, diabetes mellitus and sports injuries).


The thrust of inter-disciplinary collaborative research at MGMCHMS resonates with India’s national health priority to reduce rising burden of NCDs by exploring simple, life-style modification for health-promotion.

The Centre works towards designing technology solutions for health-promotion, development of indigenous prosthesis and orthosis for patients of polio, below knee amputation and patients with Neurological impairments. It attracts funding from intramural, extramural, government and non-government organisations

Research Output

  • Jinny P Kanjirathingal, Rajani P Mullerpatan, Girish Nehete, Nagarathna Raghuram. Effect of Yogasana intervention on standing balance performance among people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy: A pilot study. 2021; 14 (1) 60-70.
  • Rajani Mullerpatan, Triveni Shetty, Yuvraj Singh, Bela Agarwal. Lower extremity joint loading during Bounce rope skip in comparison to run and walk. Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies. 26 (2021) 1-6.
  • Dharod R, Shetty T, Shete R, Mullerpatan R. Effect of Plyometric Training on Explosive Power, Agility, Balance, and Aerobic Performance of Young Adult Male Kabaddi Players. Critical Reviews™ in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. 2020;32(3).
  • Mullerpatan RP, Agarwal BM, Shetty TV. Exploration of muscle activity using surface electromyography while performing surya namaskar. International Journal of Yoga. 2020 May 1;13(2):137.
  • Mullerpatan RP, Agarwal BM, Shetty T, Nehete GR, Narasipura OS. Kinematics of suryanamaskar using three-dimensional motion capture. International journal of yoga. 2019 May;12(2):124.
  • Bharnuke JK, Mullerpatan RP, Hiller C. Evaluation of Standing Balance Performance in Indian Classical Dancers. Journal of Dance Medicine & Science. 2020 Mar 15;24(1):19-23.
  • Mullerpatan R, Bharnuke J, Hiller C. Gait kinematics of Bharatanatyam dancers with and without low back pain. Critical Reviews™ in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. 2019;31(1).
  • Nair SP, Kotian S, Hiller C, Mullerpatan R. Survey of musculoskeletal disorders among Indian dancers in Mumbai and Mangalore. Journal of Dance Medicine & Science. 2018 Jun 15;22(2):67-74.
  • Mullerpatan R, Shetty T, Ganesan S, Johari A. Review of lower extremity function following SEMLS in children with cerebral palsy. Critical Reviews™ in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. 2019;31(2).
  • Shetty T, Johari A, Ganesan S, Mullerpatan R. Gait Deviation Index of Children with Cerebral Palsy with Severe Gait Impairment. Critical Reviews™ in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. 2019;31(1).
  • Iyer P, Shetty T, Ganesan S, Nair S, Rao N, Mullerpatan R. Exploration of sports participation in children with mild intellectual disability. Critical Reviews™ in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. 2019;31(1).
  • Mullerpatan R, Sonkhia M, Thomas B, Mishra S, Gupta A, Agarwal B. Review of Contextual Factors Influencing Function Following Lower Extremity Amputation in Low to Middle Income Countries. Crit Rev Phys Rehabil Med. 2019;31(2).
  • Agarwal B, Advani M, van Deursen R, Mullerpatan R. Influence of varying squat exposure on knee pain and function among people with knee osteoarthritis. Critical Reviews™ in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. 2019;31(1).
  • Agarwal BM, Deursen RV, Mullerpatan RP. Influence of habitual deep squatting on kinematics of lower extremity, pelvis and trunk. Int J Health Rehabil Sci. 2018;7(1):1-9
  • Sahasrabudhe SS, Agarwal BM, Mullerpatan RP. Comparison of muscle activity and energy cost between various bodyweight squat positions. Clinical Kinesiology: Journal of the American Kinesiotherapy Association. 2017 Jun 22;71(2):19-25.
  • Pisal A, Agarwal B, Mullerpatan R. Evaluation of Daily Walking Activity in Patients with Parkinson Disease. Critical Reviews™ in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. 2018;30(3).

Collaborations and Linkages

National Collaborations

National Collaborations

International Collaborations

National Collaborations

Technology Design and Validation

The centre is equipped with gold standard facilities to validate technologies designed to measure kinematics, kinetics ( joint force and power production), foot pressure distribution and energy cost of movement.

9 devices validated till date for innovators from : • BETiC – IIT Bombay; • IIT- Bombay; • IIT- Madras; • Industry - Actofit, Navi Mumbai; • Ambani School, Mumbai

Three innovations validated by the Centre have attracted awards from BIRAC & Initiative for Research and Innovation in Science (IRIS) National Fair 2016 (New Delhi)!!!!

Testing of device to detect posture in cyclists (Cyclos)
The device was developed by Mr Kunj Dedhia, a X standard student from Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai.
This innovation has won the Grand Prize at the Initiative for Research and Innovation in Science (IRIS) National Fair 2016 and has qualified to represent India at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2017 to be held in Los Angeles, USA.

Testing of wearable motion sensing device (Actofit)
Actofit band is fitness tracker that automates comprehensive workout tracking and provides actionable insights.

Testing of mechanical actuated stance control knee ankle foot orthosis for post-polio patients
Mechanical actuated stance knee control knee ankle foot orthosis (KAFO) was developed by Aumeesh Tech Pvt. Ltd (Society of innovation and enterpreunership) an SINE (IIT-B and BeTiC incubated healthcare start up in the field of assistive devices and rehabilitation healthcare).
The design was validated on 3D motion analysis system and results revealed reduced energy expenditure of gait as well as new knee flexion angle.
This design was awarded 10,00,000INR grant from BiRAC, DST, Govt. of India grant.

Development of a powered trans-tibial prosthesis
It was a collaborative project between IIT-Bombay and MGMIHS, Navi Mumbai aimed for the people with below knee amputation.

Validation of an indigenously developed device for measuring stiffness of plantar tissue in people with Type II Diabetes
In the last two decades, there has been rise in diabetic foot complication; which in turn aroused a need for valid, sensitive and reliable tool for early detection of diabetic neuropathy. Since diabetic neuropathy leads to plantar surface hardening which can lead to changes in plantar cutaneous sensory threshold and tissue stiffness.
Hence, a tissue stiffness measurement device was developed and is now in process of being patented.

National Collaborations

Eminent Visitors

L-R: R Mullerpatan, Dr. S. D. Dalvi (Hon’ble VC, MGMIHS), Prof Ravi B (BETic, IITB), Dr. Anil Kakodkar (Director, RGSTC, Govt of India)

“Very happy to see the newly set up facility, look forward to a major thrust in interdisciplinary work , All the best !”
- Dr. Anil Kakodkar (Director, RGSTC)

L-R: R Mullerpatan, Dr. D.H. Dastoor, Senior Physiotherapist, Ex- HOD, Seth G.S. Medical College, Dr. Margareta Nordin, Vice President of the World Spine Care

“Excellent visit , congratulations to the laboratory in biomechanics in India!”
- Dr. Margareta Nordin

L-R: Dr. R. Mullerpatan, Prof. Genevieve Dumas, Professor, Dept of Mechanical Eng., Queens University, Dr. Andrea Hemmerich, Queens University.

“Wonderful lab! thank you for showing us a way. Good luck with your projects”
- Dr. Andrea Hemmerich

Dr Rajani Mullerpatan with Prof. Manohar Panjabi, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation and Mechanical Engineering, Yale University- Spine Biomechanics, Boston, MA, USA

“It was exciting for me to learn about research being done by young people. I wish you good luck with all your projects. You are planting seeds for future spine biomechanics in India.”

Contacts & People

Qualification:(PhD, M.Sc PT)

Qualification:MPTh (Neurosciences)

Qualification:PhD, M.Sc PT (Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiotherapy)

Qualification:MPTh (Musculoskeletal PT)

Qualification:MPTh (Cardiovascular and Pulmonary PT)

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MGM Centre of Human Movement Science, 1st floor, Sector 30A, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 400705