‘Bionic Arm’ Captivates Nation; Blueprints Now Online

'Bionic Arm' Captivates Nation; Blueprints Now Online

Six-year-old Alex Pring beamed while riding his bike Saturday. Thanks to his new “bionic arm” designed by a team of UCF students and alumni, he could grip both handlebars and keep his balance. Minutes earlier, Alex and his mom, Alyson, sat at the kitchen table at their home near Clermont talking with ABC World News […]

  • Fulfilling a 6-Year-Old's Dream: UCF Students Design and Build Him an Arm

    The thing Alex Pring hated most about kindergarten wasn’t learning to cut, paste or count. It was answering the same question everyone asks when they meet the 6-year-old. “What happened to your arm?” Alex is missing his right arm from just above his elbow, and it’s the one thing he doesn’t like talking about. “I […]

  • Biomedical Students Apply Science to Diagnose Simulated Patient

    Meet patient Isaac Morris who is complaining of shortness of breath and a fast pulse. College of Medicine assistant professor Dr. David Harris asks his undergraduate physiology students to step closer to assess the patient’s condition because Mr. Morris is showing all the signs of an asthma attack. Isaac Morris is one of the mannequin […]

  • Clean Tech Innovation Could Mean Big Savings for Fleet Owners

    A Florida-based company, in partnership with UCF researchers, has developed an innovative technology that will reduce fossil fuel usage in commercial trucks, potentially saving owners of large fleets money while reducing carbon emissions into the atmosphere. Professor Thomas Wu and his research team from the College of Engineering & Computer Science and researchers from MagLev […]


More Headlines

  • UCF Student and President Obama Talk Highway Safety, Innovation

    UCF student Taylor Lochrane gave President Barack Obama a demonstration of his cutting-edge transportation technology today at a federal highway research center in Virginia. Lochrane, who has two UCF engineering degrees and is on track to earn a Ph.D. this fall, showed President Obama a vehicle he customized with special sensors and how the technology […]

  • UCF Inventor Named to New Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

    UCF optics researcher Shin-Tson Wu, whose work has significantly advanced  the liquid crystal displays we use every day on our smartphones, computer monitors and television screens, is among six inventors named today as the first inductees of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. Wu is one of UCF’s most highly awarded researchers and was recognized […]

  • EU Arson Investigators Get Help From National Center for Forensic Science

    The University of Central Florida is home to one of the best resources for arson investigators in the nation, and starting next year the university will also be a resource for European investigators. UCF’s National Center for Forensic Science houses the Ignitable Liquids Reference Collection and the Substrate Database. The collection is a compilation of […]

Watch Video

More »

PTSD Treatment at UCF's Anxiety Disorders Clinic

UCF’s Anxiety Disorders Clinic uses olfactory stimulants to replicate traumatic events experienced by PTSD sufferers. Visual, audio and tactile components are also used, but according to patients, smell acts as the most powerful trigger.