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The Latest Tech and Biosecurity Inventions of 2021

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Every year, amazing new products like self-driving cars and virtual reality consoles are publicly launched on a global stage through the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. In this program, Dr. David Metcalf, director of the University of Central Florida’s Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab (METIL), provided a recap on these never-before-seen gadgets, highlighting the latest in biosecurity technology. You will also learn about new apps, wearables, games and other health and medical devices.

By watching this program, you can expect to:

  • see a highlight reel of the latest and greatest and consider what these innovations might mean to you;
  • hear about these tools and the thoughts of participants in this interactive session;
  • see the latest in biosecurity technology including automated temperature scanners, anti-microbial mats, consumer-friendly UV light, temperature and cleaning products.

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.

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