Technology to Support Your New Year’s Resolution

Posted January 6, 2021 | By ale_bellot

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We’ve all made them, but keeping them is another story. New Year’s Resolutions – whether it’s losing weight, de-stressing, turning over a new leaf or just getting past all of the drama of 2020, you might be ready for a fresh start now more than ever.

What technologies can you use to make 2021 a great year on your health journey? In this program, Dr. David Metcalf, director of UCF’s Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab (METIL), explores simple tools that helps keep you accountable and the technologies that might make it easier to track how well you are doing on those new year’s resolutions.

By viewing this program, you can expect to:

  • survey the landscape of available apps, podcasts, wearables, tools and programs that might be the right fit for you;
  • learn about inspiring success stories with this technology;
  • learn helpful techniques and tools that form habits, help us stick to them and make it easier to say yes or no to what is important to us.

This program is presented by Dr. David Metcalf and is 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 UCF’s Institute for Simulation and Training. 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.