The Jump Applied Research for Community Health through Engineering and Simulation (Jump ARCHES) program is a strategic partnership with the University of Illinois Grainger Health Care Engineering Systems Center (HCESC) that partners teams of clinicians and engineers working together to improve patient outcomes and reduce health care costs.

Jump ARCHES is a part of the Innovation Academic Incubator. Learn more and sign up to become a member today.

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Current Jump ARCHES Projects

Project Highlight

Developing an app to alert health care pros to misinformation on social media

Those applying for grants are developing new tools, techniques and devices to enhance medical simulation and education as well as for clinical use and treatment. 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.

Fall 2022 RFP Grant Round

Sixteen research projects are sharing nearly $1.8 million in funding through the Jump ARCHES research and development program. This fall round of funding sought projects addressing novel automation in health data and patient experience, precision medicine, the serving of underserved populations, improvement of patient interactions, digital connections, treatment and diagnosis of neurologic disorders, the needs of people with disabilities and other health and wellness areas.

Jump-Arches-Dr-Voz.jpg “These projects leverage the strengths of OSF HealthCare and our academic partners who are committed to practical solutions that can be deployed throughout health care to make a difference in early diagnosis, personalized treatment and disease prevention. These awards reflect the value we see in utilizing data, genomics, engineering and computer science advancements, along with social and behavioral factors that can have a significant influence on individual and community health.” 

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

Fall 2022 ARCHES Projects

ARCHES Current Project Abstracts

Remote state anxiety detection and monitoring using multimodal wearable sensors – Phase 2

  • Manuel Hernandez, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Jean Clore, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Patient safety learning laboratory: Human-centered, utility-focused alarm design to preserve maternal lives and health

  • Abigail Wooldridge, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • William Bond, MD, OSF HealthCare

Exposomic equity, a new paradigm: What is it, why is it important and how can we communicate its effect on the health of all communities (using human-centered design)?

  • Scott Barrows, MA, OSF HealthCare
  • Ruby Mendenhall, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Rachel Switzky, MFA, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Toward automated diagnosis and 3D visualization of seizure onset zones from SEEG, MRI and CT clinical data

  • Brad Sutton, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Andres Maldonado, MD, OSF HealthCare

High-fidelity pediatric heart for surgical simulation of mitral valve replacement

  • Sameh Tawfick, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Harma Turbendian, MD, OSF HealthCare
  • Matthew Bramlet, MD, OSF HealthCare

The development of non-wearable leg movement monitoring system with a pressure sensor mat

  • Sasikanth Gorantla, MD, OSF HealthCare
  • Yuxiong Wang, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Microwells-based platform for rapid and simultaneous detection of viruses from milliliters of whole blood

  • Rashid Bashir, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Enrique Valera, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • John Farrell, MD, OSF HealthCare

Correlation of mental health screening and accelerated growth trajectories during the pandemic

  • Amy Christison, MD, OSF HealthCare
  • Ana Lucic, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • John Wolff, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Algorithmic risk screening for and genetic diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia

  • Roopa Foulger, OSF HealthCare
  • Jimeng Sun, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Tinoy Kizhakekuttu, MD, OSF HealthCare

Mixed reality (MR) approach to create cyber physical training simulation environments for neonatal procedures

  • Avinash Gupta, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Nicole Rau, MD, OSF HealthCare
  • Muhammad Javed, MD, OSF HealthCare

Developing an easy-to-use application for combatting health misinformation in health care settings

  • Kevin Leicht, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • ChangXiang Zhai, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Mary Stapel, MD, OSF HealthCare

Proof of concept: Intelligent compliance response support system

  • ChengXiang Zhai, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • John Evancho, JD, OSF HealthCare
  • Gail Sheehan, OSF HealthCare

FlightPath and NeuroDNA: Creating a new interoperability standard for the evaluation of neurocognitive impairment

  • Adam Cross, MD, OSF HealthCare
  • Inki Kim, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

High-impact nurse education and care planning with multiuser, multi-agent virtual reality through a digital-twin ICU

  • Inki Kim, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Paul Jeziorczak, MD, OSF HealthCare

Telerehabilitation of stroke patients through an adaptive multirobot architecture

  • Dusan Stipanovic, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Anne Horowitz, OTR/L, OSF HealthCare

Re-engineering employee onboarding for health care in the digital age

  • Lisa Barker, MD, OSF HealthCare
  • George Heintz, MS, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Kyle Formella, MS, OSF HealthCare

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Leading the Way

John Vozenilek, MD, FACEP
John Vozenilek, MD, FACEP VP, Chief Medical Officer for Innovation & Digital Health
Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler, PhD, MS
Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler, PhD, MS Interim Director of the Health Care Engineering Systems Center
Noel Adams
Noel Adams Vice President Academic Collaborations & Operations
Seth Stutzman
Seth Stutzman ARCHES and CHA Program Coordinator
Tony Michalos
Tony Michalos Associate Director of the Health Care Engineering Systems Center