Jump ARCHES RFP-Deadline Extended!

Request for Proposals is Now Open for ARCHES Funding!

The Jump Applied Research for Community Health through Engineering and Simulation [Jump ARCHES] Endowment is a competitive grant is to improve healthcare quality and patient safety through the combined efforts of engineers and clinicians. The goal of this competitive grant is to improve healthcare quality and patient safety through the combined efforts of engineers and clinicians.

The request for Proposals is now Open! 

Opening Date: August 1, 2018 
♦♦Closing Date: Just released-New Deadline for submission is NOVEMBER 1, 2018, at 5:00 pm CENTRAL TIME

Full Details can be found at Jump ARCHES RFP

Don’t Miss the 2018 HCES Symposium!

We are celebrating our 5th year of  bringing timely topics to you with the Health Care Engineering Systems Symposium and Medical Simulation EXPO!

REGISTER now for the 5th  Health Care Engineering Systems Symposium & Interactive Medical Simulation EXPO-happening on Monday, September 17, 2018 at the I Hotel & Convention Center, Champaign, IL.  

Join Health Care Engineering Systems Center and Jump Simulation in making this ARCHES sponsored symposium another engaging and successful event.

***New Session!** Two Minute Pitch of ideas for innovative use of simulation in healthcare. Open to everyone!  Click here to participate

We will cover topics such as:

  • Simulation, Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality in Health Care and Education
  • Wearable Computing
  • Voice User Interface
  • Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
  • Medical and Social Robotics
  • Assistive Living Technologies

We invite you to submit an abstract for an oral/poster presentation or a live demonstration by registering and submitting your abstract by August 31, 2018.

***Registration is free but seating is limited!***

HCES Symposium 2018



Virtual Intubation Trainer Unveiled

New Virtual Intubation Trainer Unveiled at the IMSH Expo

The Health Care Engineering Systems Center (HCESC) from the College of Engineering of the University of Illinois displayed their cutting edge simulators at the International Medical Simulation in Healthcare Conference (IMSH) Expo in partnership with OSF Healthcare, in Los Angeles, CA, January 13-17, 2018.

The Exhibit provided hands-on demonstrations of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) Clinical Support Systems, including a VR tracheal intubation simulator and an AR trainer for sepsis care and surgical robot set up. The Exhibit proved very successful with the booth occupied almost non-stop during the entire 3 day show. 

HCESC has become the internationally recognized center for advanced simulation, specifically in the development of virtual and physical medical simulators and healthcare robotics.

As the home to Jump ARCHES $62.5 Million endowment, HCESC, in collaboration with Jump Simulation at OSF Healthcare, focuses on creating simulation and educational tools through imaging, health information technology, novel sensors and devices, and human factors engineering.

IMSH is the world’s largest conference dedicated to healthcare simulation learning, research and scholarship, offering 250 sessions in various formats, from large plenary sessions to small, interactive immersive courses. It is also considered to be the educational and networking event for the simulation world.

IMSH provided a diverse audience of 2,800+ physicians, nurses, educators, administrators, center operations directors, technology specialists and other health care providers involved in medical simulation. This event helped HCESC to reach collaborators from industry, institutions and citizen inventors to develop custom simulators leveraging the latest technologies in Artificial Intelligence, VR and AR. The goal of the HCESC partnership with Jump Simulation is to improve healthcare outcomes through advanced simulation.

If you are interested in collaborating with us please contact us at hcesc@illinois.edu.

ARCHES Summer Internship 2016

ARCHES Summer Internship in Medical Virtual Reality

Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center (jumpsimulation.org) and the University of Illinois Health Care Engineering Systems Center (healtheng.illinois.edu) are pleased to announce the ARCHES summer internship opportunity in the area of Medical Simulation and Virtual Reality.

This internship, located at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, is a full time summer internship.

Applications have closed for Summer 2016.