Our Research Areas
We develop virtual, augmented, and mixed reality systems to train medical students and professionals in a low-risk environment. We collaborate with the Jump Simulation Center and provide simulation training for the Carle Illinois College of Medicine and local health care organizations. Incorporating these engineering and technology components into medical education results in well-rounded health care providers. We develop curriculum based around the principles of simulation technology and smart health for universities, continuing education, and certification programs.
With the advent of wearable sensors, voice-assisted devices, seamless network data collection, cloud processing, and more, health care is becoming smarter than ever. No matter how technological health care becomes, it will always be about the encounter between the patient and the provider. Research in human factors strives to reduce human errors, increase success of health care procedures, and enhance patient safety and comfort. We focus on pioneering solutions focused on the aging population, health monitoring, and personalized patient care.
We manage this central hub that connects clinical investigators with AI and data scientists at Illinois, committed to enabling and driving fundamental medical research and improving health care delivery by designing tailored AI and data retrieval solutions for our partners. We've won grants from C3.ai, NSF, and more, and work with private companies to government agencies.
Advances in robotics and image-guided surgery are improving procedure outcomes by providing the surgeon with precision tools to perform. We are developing novel simulators, devices, and algorithms that will advance the field through training physicians and improving consistency.
Where to Find Us
The Health Care Engineering Systems Center is located at 1206 W. Clark Street, Urbana IL 61801. We are on the first floor of the parking garage at the corner of University Avenue and Goodwin Avenue.