The end of spring semester 2022 marks a fruitful period for GeNEdu, not least because of the successful Living Lab Trials in South China.
In line with the project plan, the trials consist of situational practical trainings at the ready living labs built in the framework of the GeNEdu project on the three Chinese partner universities’ campuses. The trials are organised separately by each Chinese university with the support of EU mentor teachers and professional nurses from associated partner organizations in China.
In June, trials were implemented in two Chinese universities in South China. First, Guangzhou Health Science College (GHSC) organized their trial from 31 May to 2 June in Guangzhou. A total of ten situational practical training cases were performed in the living lab to cover three gerontological nursing themes, in which more than ten different types of digital equipment were used. The GHSC project team enrolled 31 students, ten elderly clients, ten nursing experts, one engineer from local supplier of digital equipment, and at least six teachers to participate in the trial at the physical lab space, with more than 20 nurses and healthcare teachers from associated partners observing the trials online.