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Army turns to Iowa experts as it overhauls fitness standards

Friday, February 11, 2022
Iowa Magazine
The UI’s Virtual Soldier Research Program puts the Army Combat Fitness Test through its paces.
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Iowa National Guard leaders meet Santos, tour ITI labs

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
University of Iowa Technology Institute
The University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) hosted Adjutant General Benjamin J. Correll of the Iowa Army National Guard and several members of his team.
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The U.S. Army Is Finally Close to Replacing Its 1980 Fitness Test

Monday, December 6, 2021
Bloomberg Business
Helping the Army assess the new test, scientists at the Iowa Technology Institute at the University of Iowa are doing biomechanical analyses to determine if the levels of strength it calls for are similar to what’s needed for activities such as lifting ammo boxes and digging holes.
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Malek discusses Epic Games MegaGrant on 1040 WHO radio

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
University of Iowa Technology Institute
University of Iowa Technology Institute Director Karim Malek was a guest recently on the Newsradio 1040 WHO program, Need to Know with Jeff Angelo. 
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Iowa Technology Institute research contributes to readiness of U.S. Army soldiers

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
University of Iowa Technology Institute
The U.S. Army turned to a multidisciplinary team of experts at the University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) and ITI’s internationally recognized Santos technology to provide independent review of its first new fitness test in 40 years called the Army Combat Fitness Test.
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Epic MegaGrant aims to pair Iowa’s virtual human model with Unreal Engine

Friday, October 8, 2021
University of Iowa Technology Institute
The University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) has received an Epic MegaGrant that will be used to explore the integration of its virtual human, Santos, with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine.
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Retired Army General opening doors for Iowa Technology Institute

Monday, October 4, 2021
University of Iowa Technology Institute
Maj. Gen. Stewart Wallace had been away from the University of Iowa for nearly 50 years while serving as an Army officer and later an executive in the defense industry. He has returned to become one of the biggest advocates for the Iowa Technology Institute, helping build relationships with the Department of Defense and military leaders.
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ITI, military, industry leaders share advances in virtual human modeling at 2nd Iowa Virtual Human Summit

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
University of Iowa Technology Institute
Advancements in digital human modeling and simulation have expanded opportunities for the United States Armed Forces, video game makers, and manufacturers to improve human performance and enhance realism in virtual environments, presenters relayed during the University of Iowa Technology Institute’s (ITI) second annual Iowa Virtual Human Summit.
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Two-star Army General, Epic Games manager among speakers at Iowa Technology Institute’s 2nd Iowa Virtual Human Summit

Friday, August 20, 2021
University of Iowa Technology Institute
The University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) is convening experts from the U.S. Army, Epic Games, academia, and other sectors to explore the progress and potential of mature virtual human (or digital twin) technology for improving physical and non-physical components of human performance.
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Partnership Spotlight: Titus Human Performance

Thursday, May 13, 2021
University of Iowa Technology Institute
A relationship forged between University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) and Titus Human Performance at the 2019 Defense Strategies Institute’s Human Performance & Biosystems Summit in Washington D.C. quickly evolved into a productive public-private partnership leveraging each other’s capabilities to tackle projects neither could alone.