Director chosen for new Health Care Engineering Systems Center

Thenkurussi (Kesh) Kesavadas has been chosen as the first director of the new Health Care Engineering Systems Center (HCES Center) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The HCES Center provides clinical immersion to engineers and fosters collaborations between engineers and physicians.

“Through the HCES Center, the College of Engineering has partnered with the Jump Simulation and Education Center (Jump) of the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill., in an exciting initiative, known as Applied Research for Community Health through Engineering and Simulation (Jump ARCHES),” explained Andreas Cangellaris, dean of Engineering at Illinois. “The aim is to develop new technologies and cyber-physical systems, to advance medical simulation and training, and to drive a transformation in the practice and quality of health care, in the future.

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Jump Research Making Technical Leaps and Bounds

Story by Anna Carrera,

Researchers and doctors met for the first time Monday to showcase a new collaboration. Engineers from UI are partnering with doctors at Jump Simulation, in Peoria. They’re working on a $50 million project to advance medical technology.

Monday’s symposium was to show others what’s been going on. Some people in the audience were from local companies which can turn the research into products people can use. Developments here will benefit patients in the hospital as well as at home.

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