Throughout Illinois Tech, faculty and students are exploring how we can be healthier as individuals and as a society. This research encompass chronic conditions, disease, the environment, food safety, medical devices, medical imaging, mental health, nutrition, and sports.
Health and Wellness
An Institute of Design faculty member and a University of Chicago physician receive funding to prepare patient guides on external radiation beam therapy.
Psychology researchers Patrick Corrigan and Lindsay Sheehan propose using peer navigators to help improve diet and lifestyle outcomes for African Americans with severe mental illness.
A student team working with Studio Associate Professor Alphonso Peluso used architecture principles and 3D printing to come up with a lighter, less expensive, and, ultimately, more comfortable prosthesis than the standard.
Professor Philip R. Troyk’s groundbreaking wireless Intracortical Visual Prosthesis System involves implanting a device onto the brain’s visual cortex.
Integrating gaming elements into school or workplace settings can improve learning says Assistant Professor of Psychology Kristina Bauer.
Professor Ali Cinar has received a patent for an artificial pancreas system that monitors and infuses insulin per the metabolic changes indicated by eating and exercise.