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ATLAS students will work on pandemic-related design projects Initiatives on COVID-19 at the University of Twente

On 1 October, the ATLAS programme (University College Twente) hosted an event at the DesignLab, where four experts shared their experience in design and research initiatives related to COVID-19. Inspired by these real-world initiatives, ATLAS students will be working on specific design projects related to the pandemic.

Bridging the gap

Their objective is to bridge the gap between knowledge and societal needs, in order to enhance the quality of life of different stakeholders that have been impacted by the COVID-19. By the end of the semester, students will showcase their designs in a challenge-setting, where the experts and representatives of the ATLAS and the DesignLab community will assess them in order to choose a winner.

The panel of experts and members of the jury 

1. Monika Kuffer (ITC) - World Health Organization and COVID-19 Initiatives in the Global South

2. Peter-Paul Verbeek (BMS, Design Lab) - Ethical Considerations for COVID-19 Tracking Apps

3. Sonia García Blanco (TNW) - Development of Optical Sensors  to Detect COVID-19

4. Vincent Groenhuis (EEMCS-RAM)  - Turning Decathlon’s Scuba Masks into Ventilators4. Vincent Groenhuis (EEMCS-RAM)

M. Gonzalez Woge (Margoth)