MEDi- Robot companion to ease pediatric hospital visits

Photo: Calgary Sun
Photo: Calgary Sun

In an ongoing 3-year study at Alberta Children’s Hospital, 57 children between the ages of four and nine found the MEDi robots helped ease fears. The hospital has found these robots reduced children’s pain and anxiety by 50 per cent.

Welcome MEDi. Acting as a Pain Coach, Educator, and most importantly Companion, these two-foot-tall, knee-high-sized robots, MEDi’s, for Medical and Engineering Designing Intelligence help to distract, amuse, and educate children during a trip to the hospital.

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