New XR Opportunity for U of I Undergrads through CI MED Jump Simulation Center


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A person and person wearing virtual reality headsetsDescription automatically generatedA new Extended Reality (XR) internship opportunity is being offered by the Carle Illinois College of Medicine Jump Simulation Center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  The unique opportunity will provide Illinois undergraduates access to immersive technologies, virtual reality, and augmented reality. 

Participants will gain hands-on experience and contribute to groundbreaking projects.  The internship will include designing and developing immersive XR applications that align with the educational and training needs of medical professionals. 

Other opportunities include collaboration with educators, medical professionals, curriculum designers, simulation experts, and development teams to understand the requirements for XR applications in the medical field. 

The opportunity is open to undergraduate students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  Additional details and application information can be found here.

Internship Information

  • Application Due: March 18, 2024
  • Length: 8 weeks
  • Start Date: June 3, 2024
  • End Date: July 26, 2024

In this internship, students will:

  • LEARN about the process of designing and developing XR environments.
  • CREATE the XR environments based on the physical counterparts.
  • TRANSFORM the current medical training procedure.

Over the past decade, Extended Reality (Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality, and Augmented Reality) technologies have developed rapidly, leading to the creation of XR-based simulation environments across various domains.  The Jump Simulation Center at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine is taking the lead in recreating XR-based counterparts to the existing high-fidelity physical simulators and mannequins at the center.

Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the world’s first engineering-based medical school, represents a new concept in the field of healthcare education. Our graduates are well-prepared to navigate the technological advances and digital transformation happening in health care today.

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This story was published February 6, 2024.