By the end of the year, the company No Isolation is planning to release nearly 4,000 robots that help chronically sick children to deal with isolation. Now almost 200 it created robots work in Scandinavia, Holland and the UK. Background on that is, in Europe, on average, one out of 100 children forced to two months a year to spend in isolation from the school. And some don’t leave the room.
Robot AV1 is the old-fashioned design and the simple functionality, it is actually the chassis for the camera and microphone, which allow them to provide telepresence. While a sick child lies in his bed, the car sits in its place in the classroom and working as a “window” into another world.
The robot does not drive himself to school, he needs to bring and place on the chair. However, it can rotate 360 degrees and is equipped with a display to attract attention, if the child wants to communicate with others. It even comes with a whisper mode to talk with a neighbor on the Desk. The machine can take for a walk, to meet friends or to a concert – for a teenager who is physically unable to leave their homes, it means a lot.
The robot is quite expensive — more than 2 000 euros per share, but the project has great potential to receive subsidies from the state. Those young patients who have spent from AV1 from six months to describe the amazing sense of community with a robot they do if transported to those places where he is. So developers are going at least the next 50 years to improve their offspring, further simplifying its use for a variety of patients.
Source — Noisolation