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Swim Tech – Next Generation Tools for the Water

Posted June 11, 2021 | By ale_bellot

Digital Education Programming Presented by the
Center for Health & Wellbeing

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Wearable and App technology is finally coming of age in the water. Not only has the waterproofing of many technologies become substantially better, but new tools as diverse as clothing and wearables to goggles and coaching apps have all been specifically tuned for swimmers as well as triathletes, surfers, stand-up paddle boarders, and any other sport imaginable in, on, or under the water.

In this program, Dr. David Metcalf, Director of the UCF Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab, explores the latest in swim tech. Hear from the founders of Phlex, Augmented Reality Smart Swim Goggles, and a host of other wrist-worn, wearables and mobile apps that complement the latest and newest technologies in fitness for H20.

By watching this program, you can expect to:

  • learn about the latest swim technologies;
  • hear world-class swimming tips;
  • get all your questions answered in advance of your summer fun in the water.

This program is presented by Dr. David Metcalf and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

About the Program Presenter
With a 15-year history in Web-based and mobile learning, Senior Researcher Dr. David Metcalf combines an academic grounding and continued University involvement with a strong history of industry-centered training and simulation, providing learning innovations for 3Com, Fujitsu, FedEx Ground, Tyco and many others. As a research faculty member with the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation and Training (UCF IST), Dr. Metcalf continues to bridge the gap between corporate learning and simulation techniques and non-profit and social entrepreneurship with the foundation of the Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab (METIL). Simulation, mobilization, outsourcing, visualization systems, and operational excellence are current research topics. Dr. Metcalf frequently presents at industry and research events shaping business strategy and use of technology to improve learning and human performance.