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As sporting events like the Olympics evolve, UF takes the lead in athletic innovation

In Featured, In the Headlines, NewsBy Abby WeingartenStory originally published on UF News

UF is already known internationally for its sports prowess. But, in the past year, it has grown into even more of an athletic think tank, with a slew of sports-related strategic initiatives coming to life across campus. These projects – covering everything from enhancing performance in para-athletes to using AI to collect sports-related health data – are helping shape the evolution of events like the Olympics and the Paralympic Games.

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UF smart sensor sends alert if mending patient is too daring on their feet

In In the Headlines, News, Research & InnovationBy Bill LevesqueStory originally published on UF Health News

University of Florida Health foot and ankle surgeon R. James Toussaint, M.D. and UF engineering professor Swarup Bhunia, Ph.D., have invented a new wearable Bluetooth device they hope will revolutionize patient safety in orthopaedics, allowing doctors and patients to receive real-time alerts from an unobtrusive electronic sensor pasted on a limb or worn in a shoe.

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Eight UF engineering faculty honored with prestigious NSF CAREER Awards 

In Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Featured, Honors & Awards, In the Headlines, J Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, News

The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering proudly announces that eight of our faculty members have been honored with the 2024 National Science Foundation (NSF) Early CAREER Awards.

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Dynamic Doppelganger: Developing Florida’s Digital Twin

In ICYMI, In the Headlines, News, President's Initiative, Research & InnovationBy Giovanni SantanaStory originally published on UF News

Imagine a virtual Jacksonville, viewable through an augmented reality headset, that shows the intricate aspects of the city in 3D. This is the future of sustainable urban planning, and the University of Florida is leading a project that will leverage artificial intelligence and digital twin technologies to make it happen.

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UF engineering professor elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

In Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Featured, Honors & Awards, In the Headlines, NewsBy Drew BrownStory originally published on UF News

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has elected University of Florida computer science professor and National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI) laureate Juan E. Gilbert, Ph.D. as a 2024 Academy member.

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Making advances in space engineering

In Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Featured, ICYMI, In the Headlines, News, Research & InnovationBy Eric HamiltonStory originally published on UF News

UF has launched the Space Mission Institute, an interdisciplinary hub for space research. The institute helps bring together researchers like Tori Miller, Ph.D., and Christopher Petersen, Ph.D., both in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, who are partnering to imagine the future of space exploration, where self-guided satellites repair and upgrade one another and where we can build structures in space far too big to launch from Earth.