Medical Devices

C2SHIP: Center to Stream Healthcare in Place

A multi-institution team led by the University of Arizona aims to develop clinically validated wearable technologies to remotely monitor patient health.

By Emily Dieckman, College of Engineering

A multi-institution team led by University of Arizona electrical and computer engineering professor and BIO5 Institute member Janet Roveda is building a future in which wearable devices will allow clinicians to gather patient data remotely and provide “care in place” so patients don’t need to leave their homes. The team founded the Center to Stream Healthcare in Place, or C2SHIP, which was first selected as a National Science Foundation Industry-University Cooperative Research Center, or IUCR, in 2018 and received $15,000 in startup funding.

C2SHIP recently received a continuing NSF grant of $3 million, with $1.125 million earmarked for UArizona.

“Wearable technologies have become an integral part of so many people’s lives, and these types of devices have tremendous potential to enhance the way health care is provided,” said University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins, M.D. “Our researchers are leading efforts to maximize the power of these technologies. This important work aligns with the university’s continued focus on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which is characterized by the increasing convergence of the digital, physical and biological worlds.”

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