Jump Projects Receive ARCHES Funding

Eleven research projects are sharing nearly $810,600 in funding through the Jump ARCHES research and development program. The Jump Applied Research for Community Health through Engineering and Simulation (Jump ARCHES), is a partnership between OSF HealthCare and the University of Illinois College of Engineering in Champaign-Urbana.

The ARCHES program 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.

Five Jump Simulation-led projects are among the winners.

i-AREA-p: An Intelligent Mobility-Based Augmented Reality Simulation Application for Pediatric Resuscitation Training

Collaborators: Trina Croland, OSF/Jump/UICOMP; Abigail Wooldridge, Illinois/Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering; Harleena Kendhari, OSF/UICOMP; Nadia Shaikh, OSF/UICOMP; Keith Hanson, OSF/UICOMP; Elsa Melendez, OSF/Jump/UICOMP; Teresa Riech, OSF/UICOMP; Matt Mischler, OSF/Jump/UICOMP; Sara Krzyzaniak, OSF/UICOMP; Kyle Formella, OSF/Jump; Zach Abbott, OSF/Jump

Opportunity: There is an ongoing need to ensure all OSF HealthCare hospitals understand how to use pediatric code carts which help clinicians quickly determine the height and weight of a child based on their length, and choose the correct dosage of medication and resuscitation equipment for a patient of that size. This is especially true for low-volume facilities where clinicians may not handle many pediatric emergency cases.

Solution: Jump Simulation created an augmented reality-based Pediatric Code Cart app that allows medical students and professionals to easily learn about the contents of the cart, how it works and how to use it in the event of a pediatric emergency. This team will work to expand this platform to include additional adult resuscitation modules as well as procedural skills elements related to pediatric resuscitation.

Pediatric Sepsis Guidance System

Collaborators: Lui Raymond Sha, Illinois/Computer Science; Richard Pearl, OSF/Jump/UICOMP; Jonathan Gehlbach, OSF/UICOMP; Paul Jeziorczak, OSF/UICOMP; Abigail Wooldridge, Illinois/Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering; Poliang Wu, Illinois/Computer Science; Pavithra Rajeswaran, Illinois/Bioengineering; Maryam Rahmaniheris, Illinois/Computer Science

Opportunity: An estimated 200,000 hospital related preventable deaths occur in the U.S. each year, many from sepsis. Identification of the condition in its early stages is vital in preventing significant organ injury, prolonged hospitalization and potentially death.

Solution: In an effort to help clinicians diagnose sepsis in pediatric patients sooner, this team is creating a computerized pediatric sepsis best practice guidance system. This software will allow for early detection, diagnosis and treatment of sepsis in children. The goal is to improve patient care and reduce medical errors. It will first be tested in a simulation setting.  

Multi-modal Skin Lesion Identification & Education Simulator: Augmented Reality Interactive Skin Lesion App

Collaborators: Scott Barrows, OSF/Jump; Steve Boppart, Illinois/Bioengineering; Thomas Goleman, UICOMP; Roshan Dsouza, Illinois/Biomedical Imaging; John Farmer, OSF/Jump; Kyle Formella, OSF/Jump; Zach Abbott, OSF/Jump

Opportunity: There are few educational resources in dermatology that provide a combination of interactive learning resources to assist with the identification, diagnosis and treatment of skin lesions in a single mobile app. Most of the current educational resources available to medical students and physicians are found in photographic atlases, histology books and plastic models. None of these resources provide the ability to add variation and a mechanism to explore the dynamics of skin abnormalities.

Solution: This project expands on an augmented reality-based mobile app developed last year to train medical students in the identification, diagnosis and treatment of skin lesions, masses and other abnormalities. The second phase aims to give learners the ability to see beneath the skin to view skin lesions and their pathologies that cannot be seen on the surface.

Virtual Heart Patch for Determining Complex Shapes for Surgical Patching

Collaborators: Arif Masud, Illinois/Civil Environmental Engineering; Matthew Bramlet, OSF/Jump/UICOMP; Brad Sutton, Illinois/Bioengineering

Opportunity: Heart patch surgeries use 2D sheets of flexible cloth-like material that are shaped into 3D surfaces at the time of the procedure to repair complex defects. In order to determine the size and shape of a patch that needs to be cut out from the 2D sheet of cloth, it is important to determine the mapped 2D flattened geometry of the desired or “3D drawn” patch.

Solution: This group is developing a software module that allows surgeons to simulate the creation of complexly-shaped 2D heart patches in a virtual reality environment. Surgeons would use this simulation to determine the size and shape of a patch that needs cut from a 2D sheet of flexible cloth-like material that can be used in a real heart patch surgery.

Automated and Adaptive Whole-Body Segmentation for Visualization of Anatomy, Lesions and Intervention Pathways for Medical Training

Collaborators: Brad Sutton, Illinois/Bioengineering; Matthew Bramlet, OSF/Jump/UICOMP; Sanmi Koyejo, Illinois/Computer Science; Deepak Nair, OSF/UICOMP

Opportunity: Recent Jump ARCHES projects have sought to create pipelines from a particular medical imaging scan into the virtual reality (VR) space for training. Each one of these projects requires the development of specialized software approaches and the identification of suitable data for training.

Solution: This project expands on a previous effort to develop an automated segmentation program to create congenital heart defects in 3D, viewable in a variety of digital formats. The current proposal seeks to develop another automated segmentation platform for the creation of 3D content of the whole body for medical training in VR.

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Since its inception in 2014, the Jump ARCHES initiative has directed more than $2.7 million for 35 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: 3D Heart, Advanced Imaging and Modeling (AIM), Augmented Reality (AR), Innovation, Jump ARCHES, Research, Simulation, University of Illinois (U of I), Virtual Reality (VR)