Clinicians + Engineers


The Jump Applied Research for Community Health through Engineering and Simulation program is a strategic partnership with the top-ranked University of Illinois College of Engineering. 

Jump ARCHES focuses on the technologies and techniques of clinical simulation and its impact on patient care.

Health Care Engineering Systems Center Projects Archive

Fall 2020 Jump ARCHES Request for Proposals

The request for proposals to receive a Jump ARCHES grant is just around the corner! To be considered for funding, your project should focus on solutions in digital health, social and behavioral disparities, autism, simulation and education, COVID-19 and neural health.

RFPS are offered to members of:

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  • Faculty from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Faculty from the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria
  • Clinicians from OSF HealthCare

Proposals must identify two co-investigators: one from the U of I Grainger College of Engineering and one from among the clinicians providing care within OSF HealthCare.

The application process opens October 1 and goes through October 30 at 5:00 p.m.

Learn More

If you’d like more information about the solutions we are seeking and how to apply, please visit our guide or request for proposals document.

Request for Proposal (PDF)
Fall 2020 RFP Application (DOCX)

COVID-19 Monthly Seminar Series

You are invited to participate in the new COVID-19 Monthly Seminar Series, presented by Jump ARCHES, a collaboration between OSF HealthCare and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Jump-STEAM-Seminars-graphic-300x127.jpg Each installment will spotlight a different category of proposals that were funded in the Jump ARCHES COVID-19 Priority Call of Spring 2020. Seminars will take place via Zoom. This month’s seminar will spotlight grants with an emphasis on COVID-19 testing techniques.

ARCHES: COVID-19 Monthly Seminar

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
3:00 p.m.

Join us at 2:30 p.m. for a brief Jump ARCHES Info Session.

Register Here | View Program

Applied Research Agenda

This endowed fund supports collaborative efforts between engineers and health care providers at OSF HealthCare and University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria as they work to solve health care challenges through innovative solutions.

These teams work together and use the unique environment of Jump to hypothesize, test and redesign tools, techniques and processes being used by caregivers every day.

Through Jump ARCHES, our studies are intended to demonstrate improved clinical outcomes, reductions of cost and higher quality practices through simulation.

2020 COVID Response: ARCHES Grant Recipients
Dr. John Vozenelik

“In this crisis mode where we are all working to leverage Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center and our talents to improve service for patients affected by COVID-19, the synergistic effect of engineering and clinical service breaks down traditional barriers and gets us more quickly to a much-needed solution.”

Dr. John Vozenilek
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Innovation and Digital Health

2020 COVID Response: Jump Simulation Projects

A Rapid and Affordable Virus Test for Early Warning of a Pandemic

This initiative will develop a test kit that extracts nucleic acid sequences from a sample of blood or saliva which are amplified with primers and new technology that can look for biomarkers of the virus using colorimetry so detection by naked eyes is possible. Researchers hope to develop an all-in-one test kit costing no more than $5 USD.

Converting a Microwave Oven into a Mask Sterilization Unit
This proposal will investigate the effectiveness for sterilization and disinfection to offer additional research to initial reports that indicate microwaves can be an effective microbicide.

Data Driven Analytics to Predict the Dynamics of the COVID 19 Outbreak and the Impact on Healthcare Providers, Resources, and Communities
This project proposes to use a novel analytical approach which incorporates artificial intelligence, data analytics, and machine learning to drive solutions to improve outcomes of the COVID-19 virus.

Rapid, Contactless Vital Signs Collection Using Computer Vision and Consumer Technologies
The goal of the proposal is to develop a computer vision algorithm for rapidly assessing an individual’s key vital signs (temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure) relevant to COVID-19 utilizing a consumer grade camera.

Secure Federated Learning for Collaborative Diagnostics
This proposal leverages modern cryptographic tools to introduce a computational and software features for securely training predictive models using huge data sets distributed over several medical establishments; while ensuring patient privacy.

Testing the Filtration Efficiency of N95 Respirators for Health-Care Employees and Protecting Public Health in Pandemic Flu Emergencies
This project proposes to solve the problem of quality assurance testing for Do-It-Yourself or rapidly made personal protective equipment (PPE).

The COVID-19 Keeping Safe Program
To help communities open back up in the safest way possible, this platform will expand on the OSF Pandemic Health Worker Program for more extensive monitoring of individuals before, during, and after exposure to COVID-19.

Ventilator Duplication Kit
Aims to develop a rapidly deployable kit for using a single ventilator among multiple patients with varying ventilation needs by tailoring the delivered breaths to each individual.

View Full Project briefs from all 17 Jump ARCHES Projects
Jessica Svendsen

Jessica Svendsen

Manager, Jump Research

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Seth Stutzman

Seth Stutzman

ARCHES Program Coordinator