Within a two days Makeathon on May 11th and 12th, students, teachers from different schools and world of work stakeholders from the Northern part of the Netherlands participated in the Heat Stress Challenge.
Heat stress is the result of stone-paved and walled cities with hardly any green to cool it during the hot days. Heat stress is becoming more serious now summers are getting hotter due to climate change.
The most susceptible people to heat-related illness and death are the elderly over 75 and the chronically ill, especially if they have heart, respiratory or kidney problems. During a heat wave in 2010 it was found that the elderly suffered from many complaints and the heat load was considerable.