Bradley University to Help Medical Community

Originally Appeared on WEEK, February 2009
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The U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command is giving 850 thousand dollars to Bradley University.

The money will go to Bradley’s colleges of Engineering and Technology and the Liberal Arts and Sciences, who will work with medical professionals to create programmable robotic testing dummies to practice medicine.

“We’re developing an internal hemmorhage simulator. That sounds like blah, blah, blah, blah, to a lot of people, but what if I said we were developing a better training tool to detect breast cancer, to detect prostate cancer, to make it more realistic and to save lives,” said Dr. Andy Chiou from Bradley Engineering.

Peoria Robotics, a group founded under the Peoria NEXT innovation center, received the money for the project.

Congressman Aaron Schock says this research will be crucial to lower healthcare costs and create longer lives from Central Illinois Citizens.

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