News: Innovation Center

UCF health students experience ‘BLISS’ a virtual simulation for medical training

Written By: Joe Mario Pedersen | January 31, 2023
The University of Central Florida is launching a mixed-reality room to enhance student learning and patient care with immersive environments.

Virtual reality room creating new learning opportunity for UCF healthcare students

Written By: Tony Atkins | January 30, 2023
A virtual reality room on campus aims to add another dimension to how health care is taught. The space is called BLISS, which is short for “blended learning interactive, simulation,...

Medical simulation conference brings Hollywood special effects to Orlando

Written By: Caroline Catherman | January 27, 2023
From Sunday to Thursday, the 2023 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare brought Hollywood-level special effects, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, actors and robots to the Orange County Convention Center in...

New Immersive Simulation Suite Will Teach UCF Students, Help Patients

Written By: Heather Lovett | January 23, 2023
The hands-on tech will better prepare College of Health Professions and Sciences students for frontline roles. UCF’s College of Health Professions and Sciences has again expanded its state-of-the-art Rehabilitation Innovation Center with...

Athletic Training Program Hosts Extreme Simulation Event to Enhance First Responder Skills

Written By: Megan Pabian | June 1, 2022
Students in the master of athletic training program teamed up with licensed athletic trainers in the community for a hyper-realistic emergency training simulation event to enhance their first responder skills....

UCF Opens New Huntington’s Disease Multispecialty Clinic

Written By: MEGAN PABIAN ’06 ’13MA | May 16, 2022
Located in Research Park, the new clinic offers multidisciplinary care from the College of Medicine, School of Social Work, and College of Health Professions and Sciences. Anew clinic has opened...

Amid Zoom Fatigue, Companies Experiment With Holograms in the Office

Written By: Wall Street Journal | April 4, 2022
The pandemic fueled interest in the use of 3-D holograms as an immersive approach to remote work. Holograms have long been featured in science fiction movies. Now the 3-D light...

A look at the most interesting innovations at SXSW 2022: From holograms to the future of psychedelics

Written By: Heather Landi | March 18, 2022
For three days, I walked and Uber-ed (but did not scooter) my way through the streets of Austin, Texas, as SXSW returned in person for the first time since 2019....

Speaker Event Showcased AAC in Rehabilitation

Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | October 20, 2021
Guest speaker and occupational therapist Michael Braun from Brooks Rehabilitation joined via hologram an expert panel convened at the CHPS Innovation Center on Oct. 18 in celebration of International AAC...

Inaugural UCF Assistive Technology Fair Connects Students and Community Members to Resources That Improve Lives

Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | October 19, 2021
The UCF AAC Lab Collaborative, in partnership with the IMOVE Lab, hosted the inaugural UCF Assistive Technology Fair on Oct. 13 at the new CHPS Innovation Center — a convening hub for faculty, staff,...

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