Additional Jump Projects Receive ARCHES Funding

In May, it was announced that five of the eleven projects awarded ARCHES funding were led by Jump Simulation Mission Partners. Another four proposals are receiving grants from the Jump Applied Research for Community Health through Engineering and Simulation (Jump ARCHES) program bringing the total amount of grants to over $1 million.

The Jump ARCHES program is a partnership between OSF HealthCare and the University of Illinois College of Engineering in Urbana-Champaign. It supports the research of clinicians and engineers working together to develop technologies and devices that could revolutionize medical training and health care delivery. Faculty at the U of I College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP) also participate.

Three of the four new winning projects are led by Jump staff. 

Augmented Reality-Based Pre-Learning Module for Extra Corporeal Membrane Procedures

Collaborators: Pramod Chembrammel (Illinois/Health Care Engineering Systems Center) and Dr. John Vozenilek (OSF/Jump/UICOMP/Illinois)

Opportunity: Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) is a technique that provides mechanical support to a failing heart and/or lungs using a pump to circulate blood through an artificial lung back into the bloodstream of a patient. Improvements to the heart-lung bypass support have resulted in growing use of the technique. However, many health care teams are unfamiliar with the utilization of this treatment and there are no simulation platforms to help train physicians on the fundamental steps of access, cannulation and connection to ECMO. An ECMO skills trainer is already in development thanks to prior Jump ARCHES funding.

Solution: This project would create virtual and augmented reality-based modules to give learners the baseline knowledge needed to use the ECMO trainer as well as perform the procedure in the real world. The combination of a virtual and augmented reality program and the hands-on skills trainer is expected to provide a powerful platform that eventually may be used by other institutions.

Heart Failure & Behavior Change: Patient/Provider Interactive Clinical Education App for Mobile Devices

Collaborators: Scott Barrows (Jump); Barry Clemson (OSF/UICOMP); Wawosz Dobrucki (Illinois/ Experimental Molecular Imaging Laboratory); Deidra Lewandowski (OSF); Ann Willemsen-Dunlap (OSF/Jump); Kyle Formella (Jump); Zach Abbott (Jump); John Farmer (Jump); Piotr Strzebonski (Illinois/Computer Science)

Opportunity: Clinicians often find it difficult to help patients manage complex medical conditions such as heart failure as it often includes a multifaceted regimen of taking multiple medications, self-care routines and diet and lifestyle changes. In fact, 30-percent of people who have been admitted to the hospital for heart failure die within one year nationwide.

Solution: With the help of previous Jump ARCHES funding, this group has already developed a heart failure mobile app as a resource to assist with the management of heart failure. It includes patient-provider communication, engaging educational materials and a mechanism for self-charting of symptoms. This year’s grant will help the team further test and modify the application, expand capabilities to integrate into electronic health record, explore the use of biosensors and wearable devices and create an interactive avatar.

KneeVIEW: Virtual Education Window Phase 2

Collaborators: Mariana Kersh (Illinois/Mechanical Science and Engineering); Meenakshy Aiyer (OSF/UICOMP); Kyle Formella (Jump); John Farmer (Jump); Sara Moshage; Thomas Santoro (OSF/UICOMP); Scott Barrows (Jump); David Dominguese (UICOMP); Joel Baber (OSF)

Opportunity: Musculoskeletal maladies are prevalent and increasing in the United States. By age 18, nearly half of the country’s population in 2005 reported injuries or pain related to the muscles, bones and joints and 72% of those over age 75 reported suffering from a musculoskeletal disorder. While orthopedic injuries are among the most common presented to clinicians (15-30%), non-specialists lack the skills needed to perform basic musculoskeletal exams due to a lack of direct exposure to patients as well as less emphasis in this area of medical education.

Solution: The team leading KneeVIEW is in the process of developing a physical, life-like knee simulator to improve musculoskeletal training thanks to previous Jump ARCHES funding. The task trainer is enhanced with augmented reality (AR) software designed to interact with the physical model via a mobile device. The second round of funding will build on the original concept to include skills and knowledge tests that can record learner outcomes and collect evidence that AR brings added value to the learning environment.

OSF Clinicians and U of I Engineers: Do You Have a Project You Want to Submit? 

Since its inception in 2014, the Jump ARCHES initiative has directed more than $3.7 million for 39 projects, some of which have gone on to receive national funding from the National Science Foundation and the Carver Charitable Trust.

Requests for proposals will take place in fall 2019. Stay tuned for more information on the Jump website.
Categories: Advanced Imaging and Modeling (AIM), Augmented Reality (AR), Cardiology, Education, Innovation, Jump ARCHES, Medical Visualization, Task Trainer, Virtual Reality (VR)