Whether it’s the latest in mobile devices and wearables or inspiration from the brain trusts of Aging 2.0, innovations abound for today’s seniors. Did you know the active-aging industry in the U.S. — that includes everything from safety and smart-living to wellness and fitness technologies — is expected to triple in the next few years? There are a host of new and inspiring ideas designed for — and often by — seniors that make life easier for you and support you engaging in activities that fall under the Seven Dimensions of Wellbeing. In this program presented by Dr. David Metcalf, director of UCF’s Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab, you’ll learn about the cutting-edge technologies helping seniors perform healthy, regular tasks in their daily life.
By participating in this program, you can expect to:
- learn about present-day trends and ideas in healthy living for seniors;
- learn about different technology designed for seniors in mind;
- and connect with local resources that inspire support for healthy and vibrant aging.
This program is presented by Dr. David Metcalf and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.
How to join the Zoom Program:
Upon registration for this program, you will receive two emails:
One email from Eventbrite: you can either disregard this email or save it for your records. No action needed with this message.
One email from the Center for Health & Wellbeing: this email will contain your link to join the Zoom meeting. Simply select the link and the Zoom Meeting will launch. Please allow yourself five – 10 minutes before program start to launch Zoom and confirm your technology is properly working.
For troubleshooting and other Zoom-related questions, please email us at [email protected]
By participating in this program, you agree to the CHWB’s Gracious Space policy. Unless otherwise noted, all CHWB Digital Education programs hosted via Zoom are recorded and made available for on-demand viewing on WellbeingNetwork.org. If you prefer to be left out of the program’s recording, please leave your camera and microphone off for the duration of the program.
About Your Program Presenter
Dr. David Metcalf is director of the Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab (METIL) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) Institute for Simulation and Training in Orlando, FL. Dr. Metcalf has a 15-year history in web-based and mobile learning. He focuses on bridging the gap between corporate learning, simulation techniques and the use of technology to improve human performance. His team at METIL has built mHealth solutions, simulations, games, eLearning, mobile and enterprise IT systems for Google, J&J, VA, U.S. military and UCF’s College of Medicine among others. Recent projects include Lake Nona’s Intelligent Home and transmedia, adaptive learning projects using mobile, AR and sims. Dr. Metcalf encourages spinoffs from the lab as part of the innovation process and has launched Merging Traffic and several other for-profit and nonprofit ventures as examples. In addition to research and commercial investments, he supports social entrepreneurship in education and health.