UCF will be the first university to use hologram technology in health care education

Orlando, Fla. – The University of Central Florida is improving the game for health care students.

“Even though we are students of anatomy and physiology or neuromotor impairment or language development or physical therapy students,” said Barry Hoffman, associate dean of the College of Clinical Health Sciences and Sciences.

Hoffman led the project to incorporate hologram technology into the classroom.

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“This really allows us to expand and provide a much deeper and broader patient experience and weight scale,” Hoffman said.

According to UFF, the school is the first university in the world to incorporate this new technology. It was purchased for $ 75,000 from Brooke Rehabilitation.

“I thought about the opportunity to share patient experiences, patient care with more humane people,” Barry said.

Using a 4K high-definition camera, patients from anywhere can analyze their situation and learn more. The lesson can be done either directly or in advance.

“The idea of ​​capturing the lives of patients, their stories, their symptoms really opens up an opportunity for us to better educate and train our students,” Barry said.

Lauren Bicele Wilson, assistant professor at the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, helps students who hope to become speech therapists.


“Students have the opportunity to see the physical manifestations of the disease and that is important because we hear a lot in our speech, right? He is understanding. We hear that there is a breakdown in their speech or their language or their communication, ”Bislick Wilson. We can bring in the most unusual people in their education.

The university is a game changer in health education.

“They are not limited to you, one or two-dimensional video; They can hear the patient’s eyes and tell them about their experiences and share their symptoms. ”

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