Virtual Labs: In these labs, real experiments are virtualized or simulated and students can access them online.
Remote Labs: These types of labs enable faculty and students to access equipment and/or computers via the internet to perform experiments and laboratory tasks without being in the physical lab space.
UCF Apps: These apps allow access to desktop software that is typically available only in campus computer labs or by purchasing and installing software on a student PC remotely.
Virtual Labs/Interactive Activities
Note: Has a free app for Android and iPhone called VR Health Exerciser Tracker.
Blood Pressure Measurements
- Monitoring Your Blood Pressure at Home
- Measure Your Blood Pressure
- Blood Pressure Measurement YouTube video
Resting Metabolic Rate
Note: The tool does not have as many features as Visible Body, but it is a free alternative.
Note: Another alternative resource to Visible Body that is available through the UCF Library. The link above directs to the Human Anatomy Modules.
Labs/Simulations That Include a Cost
Note: Completely interactive virtual labs. They have preset labs with worksheets or you can customize your own lab activities. If interested, we can arrange a demo, but this will also carry a cost.
Note: The Pegasus Innovation Lab (iLab) coordinated with Visible Body to provide demonstrations for faculty to view the apps and content of their courseware to decide if it would be useful in the development of course content for the upcoming semesters. You can view these past recordings of the July 28, 2020 demo and the July 29, 2020 demo and can contact the iLab@ucf.edu if you have any questions.
- Determining body composition
- The science and practice of body-composition assessment
- The resting metabolic rate debate
- How to get quality test results with submaximal cycle ergometer fitness tests
- The Presidential Youth Fitness Program: A New Chapter in Youth Fitness Assessment
- Functional Performance Testing: A Patient-Oriented Approach
Note: In an effort to aid student learning during remote instruction, UCF has re-invested in a one-year subscription to JoVE Science Education for the 2021-2022 academic year. This collection of STEM based videos and demonstrations covers a range of topics from psychology, to engineering, to clinical skills. The collection is available for all faculty and you can view the UCF Library Faculty Support Guide for steps on how to access JoVE from the UCF Library. For more information on adding JoVE content into your course, visit the Getting Started with JoVE page.
- Conducting Maximal and Submaximal Endurance Exercise Testing to Measure Physiological and Biological Responses to Acute Exercise in Humans
- Assessment of Child Anthropometry in a Large Epidemiologic Study
Maximal Oxygen Consumption Measurements
- VO2 Max Testing (University of South Australia)
- Exercise Physiologist Demonstrating VO2 Max Testing (JPVersisco)
Musculoskeletal Fitness Measurements & Anthropometric Assessments
- How to Take Your Fitness Measurements
- Musculoskeletal Fitness Assessment – Max Pushup
- Anthropometric Measurements by Ace Fitness
University, Agency, or Organization Resources
- Athletic Training
- Communication Sciences & Disorders
- Health Management & Informatics
- Health Sciences
- Kinesiology/Exercise Physiology
- Physical Therapy
- Social Work
UCF Subject Librarians
- Access desktop software available in computer labs
- SPSS, SAS, and Microsoft Office access on apps
- Access lab PCs in Technology Commons and the UCF Library
- How-to documents and videos for installing and using files at UCF IT Knowledgebase
Note: Potential cost associated with either a module or for a package.
Tips for Recording Your Labs
Follow these tips from CDL for recording and uploading your own labs onto a video platform: https://cdl.ucf.edu/teach/resources/diy-video/
Refer to this technology guide from FMC on media production software to compare what may work best for your recording needs: https://cdl.ucf.edu/support/faculty/media-technology-guide/
Refer to the Zoom FAQs if you record your own lab with Zoom: https://cdl.ucf.edu/support/webcourses/zoom/faqs/
Visit the Virtual and Remote Labs Articles and Publications page for additional articles.
Labs: Virtual Environment for Assessment and Rehabilitation Laboratory: https://kin.uncg.edu/research/labs/vear-lab/
Note: TedTalk and health research articles.