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Community Health

Examine public health issues. Create innovative solutions. Build stronger communities. Learn about health and rehabilitation services, and become an agent of change.

Capstone Experience

4 students observing a medical procedure on a rubber replica of a personThe MS in Health Technology is a one-year intensive, innovative program that combines human factors/UX with engineering principles and design for health. Capstone sponsors will pitch their ideas in the Fall semester, meet 2-3 times in the Spring with their student to develop the idea, and meet weekly with their student in the Summer when the student executes the project.

Student activiies can include (but are not limited to):

  • Needs assessment
  • Heuristic evaluation
  • Usability testing
  • AI, machine learning, and data analytics
  • User interface design
  • Rapid prototyping
  • User-centered design

Sponsors benefit from accessing new human factors/UX and health technology talent, shaping new health technology professionals, adding a new perspective to your organization, mentoring opportunity for your organization, and advancing organizational goals.

To become a sponsor, click this button for more information:.

Become a Sponsor

Student Testimonials

Professor Tim Hale talking with student“It’s been a great experience and I am excited to put that to work now.”

“This experience was very exciting…I have learned a lot of new things…my sponsor was amazing and explained a lot of new things to me.”

“I will miss working with my sponsor – that has been a nice experience.”

student pumping a bike pump“I am definitely excited to explain my capstone experience in the video presentation.”

“I enjoyed the freedom I had with the project.”

“Seeing it all come together is exciting, and I am excited to share my results.”

“I feel ready for the professional world.”

Current Capstone Projects

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  • logo for PassfitCo-design and optimization of a web portal for identifying adults in need of exercise support
  • logo for Clark-LindseyImplementing, evaluating, & optimizing fall prevention technologies in senior living
  • logo for Illinois Applied Research InstituteVoice Vision Vitals (VVV): Data collection and treatment tracking for neuropsychiatric and voice disorders
  • logo for Mobility and Fall Prevention LaboratoryWearable-based intelligent app for personalized at-home exercise training in adults with multiple sclerosis
  • Disability, Participation, and Quality of Life LabDevelopment and validation of a fall detection device for older adults who use wheelchairs or scooters
  • logo for PermobilDesign for disabilities: The human factors of battery technology for power assist devices
  • logo for Aging, Caregiving, and Technology LabIMPACT: Inclusion of minority patients in ADRD clinical trials through care partner engagement
  • logo for AdaptLabAffective and physiological responses to task guidance via a voice assistant

Contact Information

  • MS in Health Technology
  • Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
  • 3014 Khan Annex
  • 1206 S. Fourth Street
  • Champaign, IL 61820
  • Phone: 217-300-9708
  • Email: healthtech@illinois.edu