Reopening education safely

10 February 2021 – The corona pandemic is hitting education hard: following courses and doing practical work on site is currently not possible. The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) has launched several pilots to see how schools and universities can be safely reopened. MICD is taking care of one these pilots. To do that, it is taking a technology-based approach.

In the Indoor Mobility Dashboard pilot, MICD is deploying technology to help students and staff keep a safe distance in teaching buildings. Beacons, wristbands and an app will be used, among others, to accurately monitor how everyone moves around inside buildings – and where any bottlenecks lie.

This research should provide valuable insights that will be useful not only during the corona pandemic, but also in future situations where keeping a distance is necessary. MICD expects to complete the pilot by the end of 2021.

Read more: Indoor Mobility Dashboard