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15 Nov 2017 | Invest in ME offering remote-linked robots to children with ME to help end isolation

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Sasha, Nov 17, 2017.

  1. Sasha

    Sasha Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Read the rest: http://www.investinme.org/IIMER-Newslet-1711-02.shtml

    Note also:

     
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    Sasha Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    This is the droid we're looking for, apparently :android::

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    https://twitter.com/Invest_in_ME/status/931448766145712129
     
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  3. Jo Best

    Jo Best Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    Hey @Sasha :) I think this is my first reply on Science for ME!
    No Isolation's tweet from Invest in ME Research Conference, London, June 2017...

     
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    Sasha Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Welcome, Jo! :balloons:
     
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    Jo Best Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thank you :thumbup:
     
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    Amw66 Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    There was a father whose son had an autoimmune disease trying hard to get this into Scottish Education ( radio coverage earlier this year). Change is not made easily within the Scottish system- he was having a helluva try though.
    It seems a great model for primary
     
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    Yes, public schools tend to be pretty horrible when it come to accommodating anything new or different. In the US, I think most teachers would immediately label it a "distraction" to the other children, and forbid it from even being trialed. Nice idea, but I think the bigger problem is elsewhere.
     
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    Great, now kids can get bullied without even needing to turn up to school!
     
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    Jo Best Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    I reckon the child with ME will be the coolest kid in the class. :cool:

    While waiting for the biomedical research to hopefully lead to treatments, to filter through to paediatric care, many patients become adults who've missed years of experiences of childhood and adolescence, so I welcome this innovation from Norway.

    What matters most I guess, is what the youngsters themselves think of AV1 robot and if they'd like to trial it. There will be reluctance and possibly even resistance from some schools and local education authorities, but many that will welcome the opportunity to pilot creative use of technology and innovative measures to support the inclusion of students with chronic and disabling illness.

     
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