During the international conference “Smart Learning Ecosystem and Regional Development 2017” (ASLERD 2017) held in Aveiro (Portugal) on May 22 and 23, 2017, an International Contest for Students was held in order to give an award to the best prototype developed for educational purposes within smart and people-centred ecosystems. The event aimed at promoting prototypes and demonstrators equipped with “smartness”, i.e. systems designed to support learning ecosystems that focus on the user and their educational needs, in order to achieve a higher level of skills while simultaneously motivating users.
From the Federico II University, Raffaele Di Fuccio, at that time a PhD student at the NAC (Natural and Artificial Cognition Lab), a laboratory directed by professor Orazio Miglino, participated in the conference by presenting a prototype called Multisensory Activity Board – MAB, based on RFID/NFC technologies. The scientific jury elected the demonstrator from the University of Naples Federico II as the winner of the international competition for the best smart device for educational purposes.