Fontys ICT InnovationLab
Find out about all the news and developments that take place at the Fontys ICT InnovationLab.
The major sports associations sounded the alarm; children do not move enough. Primary schools are exploring learning to move, but because of the focus on cognitive development, the space within the curriculum remains limited. How can we solve this, especially now that children's daily lives are becoming increasingly digital? Wouter Sluis-Thiescheffer, research lead Applied Games at Fontys, sees opportunities in combining moving learning and exergames, where movement and cognitive development go hand in hand. Can you stimulate and monitor the development of children in both areas with smart games? Fontys is looking into this within the Vitality Living Lab project.
The Dutch ecological footprint is more than 3 times bigger than what our planet has to offer. On average, that is about 5 hectares for each inhabitant, while there are no more than 1.6 hectares available if we were to divide it up fairly. To turn these abstract measuring units into a real experience, Atelier Vrijdag joined forces with Fontys students to develop a light art work at Strijp-S. Here, visitors literally search for the boundaries of their footprint.
On Wednesday 13 October, De Heer Medicom visited the Fontys ICT InnovationLab to talk about robotics in healthcare. The company has a long history in automation within healthcare institutions and has been exploring the possibilities offered by domotics robots for some time.
Digital twins are revolutionising the manufacturing industry. They make it possible to produce more efficiently and to offer better maintenance and service (also preventively). The technology is there, but the study of its application in the field is in full swing. Fontys University of Applied Sciences ICT participates has joined the international partnership Digital Twin Academy as a research partner. The aim of this joint project is to make the knowledge and applications of digital twins available to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).