We are so excited to announce that the pilot of Starlight’s new hospital service is underway, using robotic technology called AV1!
AV1 robots minimise the impact of being isolated during serious illness, which can have great effect on a child’s mental health. The technology works by placing the robot where the child would usually be, whether that be at home, at school or with friends. The child can then control the robot via a tablet to interact with the environment by listening, talking, moving and showing expressions. We are excited to be venturing into more technological methods of reaching children in hospitals around the UK.