UA Holodeck: Health, Wellbeing, and Design Thinking

UArizona Holodeck


The UArizona Holodeck’s Experiential Supercomputing facility is an immersive, collaborative, virtual/physical research environment accelerating convergence science and innovation at the UArizona. It will empower an exceptionally broad range of research activities in laboratories and “in the wild,” including telehealth, simulation, smart homes, assistive technologies, and serious games for health. The instrument will enable complex system exploration and visualization, including coupling health data and simulation with climate and environmental sciences and engineering. It will facilitate design thinking and engineering research with multi-stakeholder activities, including, Health Science Design, humanitarian engineering, and wicked problem-solving. Collectively these will advance the UArizona’s mission and capacity to tackle society’s grand challenges.

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Issues Involved or Addressed

  • Health and well-being
  • Design thinking
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Cyberlearning and simulation
  • Real-time sensing
  • Feedback and analysis

Methods and Tech

  • Design thinking
  • Human-centered design
  • User studies
  • Experimental design and evaluation
  • Systems engineering

Academic Majors of Interest

Open to all majors, including:

  • Health Sciences
  • iSchool
  • Computer Science / Data Science
  • STEM: Science (Physics, Atmospherics and Hydrology), Technology, Engineering (Mech, Bio, Systems, etc.), Math
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Honors College

Preferred Interests and Preparation

Work well independently and in teams, passion and dedication, creativity and leadership skills, organization

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