A research project titled ‘Intelligent games for assessing cognitive, social and physical capacities of elderly and children’ was awarded a prize at Maastricht University’s Pre-Dies Natalis symposium ‘The Future of a Data-Driven Society’ held on Thursday. Also at the symposium, Claudia Egher was declared the winner of the ‘visionary essay competition’.

The winning project’s  main objective is to reduce all the paperwork and other administrative duties facing teachers and support staff at preschool and primary education through games and intelligent sensors. According to the jury, the project stands out because of its modular research structure and the high number of students involved in it. The winning team consists of 8 students from DKE, 5 scientists from DKE, 3 researchers from SBE, 2 from FPN and 1 from the Faculty of Law. Established by Maastricht University’s Institute of Data Science, the award was made available by the Limburg University Fund.