New OSF HealthCare HCESC Virtual Intubation Trainer Unveiled at IMSH 2018

The news from the “Big Game” IMSH 2018 exhibit hall continues to come out with another catch up post today covering the cutting edge simulators from the Health Care Engineering Systems Center (HCESC) at the College of Engineering of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in partnership with OSF HealthCare, Peoria, IL.

HCESC has become the internationally recognized center for advanced simulation, specifically in the development of virtual and physical medical simulators and healthcare robotics. At Exhibit booth #141 they, along with engineers from the Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center, a part of OSF Innovation provided hands-on demonstrations of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) Clinical Support Systems, including VR tracheal intubation simulator and AR trainer for sepsis care and surgical robot set up.

The University of Illinois has partnered with OSF HealthCare on the Jump Applied Research for Community Health through Engineering and Simulation (Jump ARCHES) initiative since 2014. Jump ARCHES is a $62.5 Million endowment that provides grants to clinicians and engineers collaborating to create 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.


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The goal of the HCESC partnership with Jump Simulation is to improve healthcare outcomes through advanced simulation.


Today’s article was guest authored by Antonios Michalos, MD, MS, Associate Director at Health Care Engineering Systems Center (HCESC), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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