The mission and vision of the Center to Stream Healthcare In Place (C2SHIP) is to promote in-home healthcare technologies that allow people to manage chronic diseases in their own homes. C2SHIP also seeks to accelerate innovation, multispecialty collaborations, and resource sharing, as well as prepare a workforce able to promote wellness through self-care technologies.
Digital healthcare, which includes wearable, portable, and implantable devices, is regarded as a natural choice for these at-home, “in-place” health applications due to its low cost, high accuracy, and noninvasive monitoring capabilities. The past several years have seen an increase in digital wellness devices, such as wearable sensors, that can collect data in real time and reveal the physical and chemical properties of the body and its environment to evaluate patient wellness. C2SHIP connects clinicians to patients via these devices, allowing clinicians to gather patient data and provide care without patients’ needing to leave their house.
C2SHIP research supports new in-home healthcare designs to help:
C2SHIP will conduct high-impact research in chronic disease management and care delivery with industrial companies of all sizes; enhance U.S. global leadership in healthcare innovative technology development; and identify, mentor, and develop a diverse, highly skilled biomedical science and engineering workforce.
C2SHIP funds and directs research in four areas:
C2SHIP research topics and directions include the following: