VR/AR Association (VRARA) Orlando Chapter has announced the appointment of Dr. Irwin Hudson of the U.S. Army to its Advisory Board.

Dr. Irwin Hudson is currently the Human Performance Lead for Simulation and Training for the U.S. Army Futures Command, Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Soldier Center located in Orlando, Florida. One of the missions of the CCDC is to identify how use of Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality (VR/AR) technologies can be used to improve how to improve training and soldier effectives. Dr. Hudson specializes in Human Performance Training via Physiological Attributes such as heart rate, eye-tracking, and blood-flow.

According to Dr. Hudson: "Immersive technologies are changing the way we work, learn and play and the U.S. Army is at the forefront of pushing VR/AR technologies. We are looking to leverage the global ecosystem that the VRARA has created to identify various technologies and applications that can better help the warfighter perform his/her mission. It is my honor and a privilege to be part of this global organization and contributing to helping promote collaboration and networking through the VRARA."

Having been a government civilian engineer for over 25 years in Orlando and a nationally recognized basketball coach/trainer with over 25 years of experience, Hudson has used both avenues to promote the AR/VR technologies via STEM and athletics.

Halldale staff recently attended the VRARA Chapter Meeting and Technology Showcase at the Orlando Science Center.