ESCAPE4HEALTH is an Erasmus+ project that will create a set of escape rooms to complement the education of healthcare students and professionals. If this is the first time you hear about the project, we encourage you to check out our official website escape4health.eu to find out more.
Back in June, our partners at Region Hovedstaden gave us a master class on how to create compelling and engaging escape rooms, where you not only have fun but learn interesting things. Since then, ESCAPE4HEALTH partners have started working on the different escape rooms that the project will deliver. Here is a teaser of what our teams are working on:
ESCAPE ROOM 1 – GREECE
The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki will design, develop, and deploy this escape room aimed at pre- and post-graduates. The goal is to help them realize how they can contribute to a safer care of patients. This escape room will incorporate Augmented Reality elements through mobile devices to make it more engaging, especially for this younger target audience.
ESCAPE ROOM 2 – FINLAND
Designed and deployed by the team at Laurea University, this escape room will let multi-professional teams reflect about the norms, values, and beliefs that different health professionals hold in the interaction with patients, relatives, and colleagues. Just like in Greece, this escape room will also include AR elements.
ESCAPE ROOM 3 – DENMARK
Region Hovedstaden will create and set up this escape room with the objective of helping leaders and managers on the mid-level balance the conflicting requirements form levels above them and to communicate these to their workforce. This will be a traditional escape room without AR, but it may have some playful tricks to make things interesting…
ESCAPE ROOM 4 – VIRTUAL REALITY
This special escape room will be designed for Virtual Reality. It will be based on the experience we gain from the previous escape rooms and adapted to the particularities of VR. It will be developed by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with the help of Universtitat Politecnica de Valencia, the feedback from all partners and the validation of the Association for Medical Education in Europe. The objective is to create learning opportunities about remote collaboration and tele-medicine for health workers involved in planning crisis situations, like the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Our partners have started designing each escape room, but ESCAPE4HEALTH will follow a co-design approach that involves students and professionals in the creation process. Be on the lookout for announcements in our social channels like Twitter (@escape4health) and Facebook (escape4health).