After a climbing accident that caused Simon to stay in bed rest, he thought he would be missing his classes for a while. As luck would have it, the management team of the Ecole Centrale de Lyon brought a Beam to his school. Not only was he able to attend all his business school classes, he was also able to interact and collaborate with his peers on various project from the comfort of his hospital room. One of the project he was working on was to build a race car that would participate in an international challenge between universities.
As stated by the Director of Digital Strategy, Jean -Pierre Berthet, "The most important aspect is for us is the human side . [This device] allow[s] an absent student to continue his schooling, to have a social life with other students is fundamental for us."
This is the first time that a student in Europe has been able to attend classes remotely via smart presence device. Special shout-out to Awabot for making this happen!