Discussion in 'General ME/CFS news' started by Andy, May 10, 2018.
Makayla is one of the children taking part in the UK trial by Invest in ME Research of No Isolation's AV1 robot:
There's a super interview on BBC Radio Bristol this morning, starts just after 2 hours, 5 minutes, with Makayla's mum and English teacher...
ETA link to the above segment -
Radio 5 Live interview with IiME Research trustee Richard Simpson and Michelle Nunn -
It's so good to hear this experiment is working so well. Next step - department of education funding?
For those who can access it, the original audio section can be heard here, https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b19jyn, at 46mins 37secs in.
Those who have developed the robot, AV1, just tweeted this
It seems to have been well accepted at a football club Everton too. Usually a child gets to accompany the Captain out on the pitch, get to meet players, have tours etc, but the robot was used to give the same experience. You can't get much of a better advert for inclusion than for the technology to be seen as socially good and cool?
I really like the photo too.
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