Health Care Engineering Systems Symposium 2014

September 15, 2014
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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OSF Presentations

“Black Box” for the Operating Suite

Ann Willemsen-Dunlap

Today’s hospitals are highly complex, high-risk systems in which threats to patient and operational safety are constant, and where errors occur all too often. The purpose of this research program is to discover how and what portions of a comprehensive Risk Assessment and Management System (RAMS) developed by the USAF Global Air Mobility Command (AMC) must be modified in order to develop a similar program for use in the acute perioperative care setting. Read more…


Frontiers in Home Sleep Laboratory Monitoring

Sarah Zallek

Drs. Sarah Zallek, Brad Gleason, and Patrick Elwood of the Illinois Neurological Institute have partnered with Jump to conceive and create new devices that will expand our ability to diagnose and treat sleep disorders from the home. One of those disorders is sleep apnea, a condition that is very common and linked to a tremendous number of other serious health conditions, such as stroke. The emergence of consumer devices such as Fitbit and similar wearable technologies have expanded the field and promoted self and home study. Those devices are certainly useful at some level, but are not a replacement for formal sleep studies. Read more…


Hydrodynamic Lab for Hydrocephalus Treatment Innovation

Julian Lin

Hydrocephalus treatment with shunts is fraught with failure. We have previously studied the flow dynamics in proximal catheters and developed the Rivulet catheter. We are establishing synthetic models to simulate growing infants’ heads. The goal is to establish the pressure volume relationships as infants’ heads grow, following the typical head growth curve.


Health Information Technologies

Understanding and Evaluating the Benefits of the Internet of Things for Health Care

Roy Campbell


Security Concerns in Android mHealth Apps

Carl Gunter


Technologies for Certification of Medical Devices and Processes

Sayan Mitra 


Research to Improve Medication Adherence among At-Risk Populations

Frank Naeymi-Rad and Barbara Rapchak


Human Factors / Industrial Ergonomics and Design

Using Simulation to Study, Evaluate, and Enhance Clinical Judgment

Alex Kirlik


Mechanics and Materials

3D Bio-printing for Fabricating Tissue Constructs and Biological Machines

Rashid Bashir  

Multiscale Mechanics of Bone

Iwona Jasiuk 


Decoupled Control of Material Mechanics and Permeability for 3D Cell Culture and Therapies

Hyunjoon Kong  


Multi-Excitation Magnetic Resonance Elastography for Improved Biological Material Characterization

Aaron Anderson


Sensing and Devices


OxiplexTS200, a Non-invasive Absolute Tissue Oximeter for Measurements in the Muscle and the Brain

Beniamino Barbieri


Chemical Imaging and Printed Structures for Simulation in Pathology

Rohit Bhargava     


Development and Integration of Optical Imaging Devices in Medicine and Surgery

Stephen A. Boppart 

Biosensor Arrays for Multiplexed Disease Diagnostics

Brian Cunningham   


Development of Multimodal Multifunctional Probes for Image-Guided Surgery

Wawrzyniec Dobrucki


Portable Powered Orthotic Devices and Movement Simulators

Elizabeth T. Hsiao-Wecksler


Measurement-driven Accident Analysis and Safety-based Design

Ravishankar K. Iyer


Human Augmentation System for Insertion of Surgical Devices

Thenkurussi (Kesh) Kesavadas


Graphene Membrane Transistor for DNA Sensing and Manipulation

Jean-Pierre Leburton


MoboSens: Molecular Precision Wearable Biosensing Electronics Integrated on Ubiquitous Computing Platforms

Gang Logan Liu


Development of a MOtion-Detection Device (MODD) for the Assessment and Training of Cognitive Functioning and Motor Control

Sean Mullen


Three-Dimensional Textured Graphene Bioelectronics

SungWoo Nam


A System for Remote Monitoring of Rehabilitative Physical Therapy

Rama Ratnam


IOLab: An Inexpensive Approach to Wireless ECGs

Mats Selen


Technologies with a focus and applications in clinical simulation, training, and medical education


Computer-Aided Characterization of Spinal Deformity

Harry Dankowicz


Modeling of Soft Tissue Cutting

Ashraf Idkaidek


Spherically Convergent Shear Waves during Blunt Head Trauma

Martin Ostoja-Starzewski


3D, Interactive, Multi-player, Virtual Models for Education and Training of Health Care Personnel

Rizwan Uddin


Technology Commercialization

Biomedical Technology Commercialization Opportunities through an NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center

Gregory Pluta