The goal of this program is to use our combined expertise in the broad areas of Sensing Devices, Materials and Mechanics, Health Information Technologies, Simulation, and Human Factors/Industrial Ergonomics and Design to execute collaborative projects that could be used to train the health care practitioners of tomorrow.
During the current cycle we encourage proposals in the following areas:
- Serious Gaming for Medical Education and Training
- Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in Simulation
- Advanced Software for Medical Education and Simulation
The proposed research should address the needs of clinical simulations and training and be amenable to translational activities, which lend themselves to full deployment and commercialization of the outcomes for use in medical training.
Proposals were specifically evaluated for their respective alignment to program goals (Relevance), the potential impact on patient and learner outcomes (Impact) and the proposed plan and quality of the team proposed (Approach).
Proposals must identify two Co-Investigators: one from the University of Illinois College of Engineering at Urbana-Champaign and one from among the clinicians providing care within OSF HealthCare.