Virtual Reality – Future of Medical Simulation on Display
by Kesh Kesavadas via LinkedIn
Fans of medical simulation did not have to look far on Monday, September 11, 2017, over 200 professionals gathered to experience cutting edge demonstrations during the inaugural Interactive Medical Simulation Expo held at the campus of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The expo showcased twenty new projects developed here using VR, AR, Mixed Reality and Robotics. Here is a sample of the projects that were presented:
- AirwayVR: Learning Endotracheal Intubation in Virtual Reality
- Multiplayer Platform-Independent Virtual Reality World for Education
- A New Mixed Reality Platform for Best Practices in Sepsis Prevention
- Mixed Reality Goggles for Image Guided Surgery
- Virtual Reality System Trainer for Robotic Assisted Surgery Operating Room
- Simulator for Training Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
- Movement Impairment Characterization and Rehabilitation in Cerebral Palsy using Robotic Haptic Feedback in Virtual Reality
Participants included clinicians, simulation and curriculum developers, engineers and professionals working in the area of healthcare delivery from OSF, Carle Hospital, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Washington University at St. Louis and many other organizations in Illinois. Faculty members from the University of Illinois also participated in the event.
Most of the projects were funded by the Jump ARCHES collaborative with our partners at OSF Healthcare in Peoria. This event was organized by the Health Care Engineering Center in collaboration with Jump Simulation Center, Peoria, IL. For more information about the Expo please visit: http://healthengsymp.illinois.edu/
About HCESC and Jump ARCHES
The Health Care Engineering Systems Center (HCESC) at the College of Engineering of the University of Illinois provides clinical immersion to engineers and fosters collaborations between engineers and physicians. They use their expertise in the broad areas of health information technologies, sensing and devices, materials and mechanics, and human factors/industrial ergonomics and design, to develop collaborative projects which could be used for simulation in training of medical practitioners of tomorrow.
The University of Illinois has partnered with OSF HealthCare on the initiative known as Jump Applied Research for Community Health through Engineering and Simulation (Jump ARCHES).
Jump ARCHES is innovating in the areas of augmented reality, virtual reality, medical simulation, robotics and smart health technologies by creating new groundbreaking products and solutions which promises to improve healthcare outcomes.