Digital communication technologies to support end-users learning for a safe return to school during COVID-19

Sara Comai1, Silvia Costa1, Silvia Mastrolembo Ventura1, Davide Simeone2, Elisa Bertuzzi1, Giulia Wally Scurati3, Lavinia Chiara Tagliabue1, Giorgio Vassena1, Francesco Ferrise3, Angelo Luigi Camillo Ciribini1
1 Dept. Of Civil, Architectural, environmental Engineering and Mathematics, University of Brescia, 25123 Brescia, Italy
2 Dept. of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, 00184 Roma, Italy
3 Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 20133 Milano, Italy

DOI: 10.35490/EC3.2021.189
Abstract: The paper provides a support in the definition of COVID-19 protocols in order to allow the safe re-opening of an educational building. It also derives a reusable approach extendable to other building typologies. The integrated adoption of multiple simulation oriented technologies is investigated. A case study is considered, where crowd simulation, agent-based simulation and communi-cation tools have been integrated with a hybrid approach. By means of computer games, the adoption of which is within the scope of this paper, end-users can experience school use processes within a virtual environment (1) contributing to the realism of the simulation and (2) obtaining useful information regarding the protocols in force to re-duce COVID-19 risks.
Keywords: SARS-CoV-2, School re-opening, communication tools, Indoor Mobile Mapping System, Crowd simulation, Proximity modelling
Pages: 67 - 74

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