Intellectual

A Peek at Senior Technology

Posted February 17, 2021 | By ale_bellot

Digital Education Programming Presented by the
Center for Health & Wellbeing

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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 hear about the cutting-edge technologies helping seniors perform healthy, regular tasks in their daily life.

By viewing 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 was presented by Dr. David Metcalf and was hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

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.