Education

Virtual Student Coming to Sparta Schools

By JENNIFER DERICKS, Tap Into Sparta SPARTA, NJ –  A virtual student will be attending Sparta Township schools.  The VGo was introduced at the December board of education meeting.  Presented by Dr. Daniel Johnson, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Danielle Hamblin Director of Special Services and Michael Cronin Technology Coordinator the computerized devise on wheels will […]

Q&A: Managing a Telepresence Robot in the Classroom

By Jessie Fetterling, School Construction News The VGo telepresence robot changes the way schools serve students on leave by giving those who can’t physically get to school a telepresence in the classroom. The robot literally takes the student’s place in the classroom with a video screen that displays the student’s face and wheels that allow […]

MonTech robot helps Victor kindergartner stay connected

By Perry Backus, Ravalli Republic VICTOR — “Are you ready Miss Piper?” The lights on the Vgo robot standing a couple of feet away from Victor Kindergarten teacher Sue Lane blink happily. “Is your paper folded short and fat or long and skinny?” “Short and fat,” comes Piper’s response. On tiny tables surrounded by tiny chairs, […]

Robot interaction

By Ashley Rose for Cleburne Times-Review When Nellie and Jimmy Hesa of Keene realized one of their sons was having trouble walking at the end of September, most doctors said it was most likely because of a pulled muscle or another type of strain on the leg. After their son’s left knee swelled up one […]

High school students go bald to support classmate with leukemia

By Patti Sapone, NJ Advance Media for nj.com Students at St. Joseph High School in Metuchen took part in a St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving event to raise funds for lifesaving childhood cancer research and to honor classmate Matthew Hall. Hall, a junior at St. Joseph, is currently in treatment for Burkitt’s leukemia.

Robot allows chronically ill students to attend class virtually

By Teri Hornstein, Reporter, NBC2 LEE COUNTY – The Lee County School District is proving technology can take you anywhere. The district has a new system that allow students who are chronically ill to be there virtually with a robot. The VGo device has a small screen that allows students to move around, speak up and […]

VGo robot helps ailing Mt. Pleasant student attend school

By Essex News Daily Editor WEST ORANGE, NJ — Ailing Mt. Pleasant kindergarten student Henry Chang is now able to attend school while undergoing medical treatment, thanks to VGo, a device controlled remotely by the user that allows them to interact in another location. It is the first robot of its type to make an […]

VGo Remote Student Robot Lets Homebound Students “Attend” School

By Bruce Brown, Health Tech Insider Robots can take many forms. This one can go to school and provide a telepresence for homebound students. The goal for school-aged children who are ill, injured, or have disabilities is usually to get them back to school as soon as possible. If adaptive assistance is required, schools are responsible […]

Florida third-grader uses robot to virtually attend school from home

LEE COUNTY, FL (WHDH) — A robot created to help kids stay at the head of the class is making a big impact for one Florida classroom. The robot is giving students who are chronically sick the chance to take part in a virtual classroom. Abby Newbury, 8, is not physically at school, but still […]

VGo Robot Helps Ailing Mt. Pleasant Student Attend School

By Cynthia Cumming, West Orange Public Schools WEST ORANGE, NJ – Ailing Mt. Pleasant kindergarten student Henry Chang is now able to attend school while undergoing medical treatment, thanks to VGo™, a device controlled remotely by the user that allows them to interact in another location. It is the first robot of its type to […]

Chronically ill kids attend school via telepresence robots

By Kelly McSweeney, ZDNet Mobile robots can help chronically ill children regain part of the normal school experience. Some kids are unable to attend school for months or even years due to symptoms, treatments, or recovery from serious illness. These homebound children typically continue their education by having make-up work sent home and (depending on […]

Robotic surrogates help chronically ill kids maintain social, academic ties at school

  Appears on UCI News Irvine, Calif., Sept. 7, 2016 – Chronically ill, homebound children who use robotic surrogates to “attend” school feel more socially connected with their peers and more involved academically, according to a first-of-its-kind study by University of California, Irvine education researchers. “Every year, large numbers of K-12 students are not able […]

Student graduates with the help of a robot

Read the original story on Univision here. LOS ANGELES, Calif – Christopher Leon attended his graduation with pneumonia and on medication, ignoring the recommendations of the doctors told him that morning that he would not be discharged to attend the ceremony. He was willing to face the consequences, whatever they were.

VGo Robot Helping to Extend Reach of Care for Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehabilitation

By Andrew Rowe, Valpolife.com Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehabilitation is extending their reach of care with their new VGo robot technology that they received as part of a generous donation by the Starlight Children’s Foundation. The VGo telepresence robot is a versatile tool that Jacob’s Ladder is using in a number of ways including virtual visits. […]

Starlight Children’s Foundation and Astellas USA Foundation Bring VGo Robots to The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Starlight Children’s Foundation and Astellas USA Foundation are partnering to advance children’s health and education through technology with the placement of two VGo robots at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital in Bethany, Oklahoma. Patients and staff gathered at the facility today to unveil and celebrate the new technology.

Every Student Succeeding: The Art of Possibility

ACSA’s Every Student Succeeding Awards program turns 20 this year. In recognition, we begin a 21-part video series, showcasing courageous students who inspire us with their remarkable success. Watch their stories every Monday, leading up to the ACSA Leadership Summit awards presentation Nov. 10 in San Diego. You would never know by looking at the […]

Mr. Roboto: New VGo Robots help connect sick children with family, normal life

By Heide Brandes, Red Dirt Report OKLAHOMA CITY – At just barely 20 months old, Imri Talley has spent the majority of his short life in a hospital. Besides being born seven weeks early, he contracted pneumonia. His little lungs were not strong enough to fight for air, so an incision was made in his […]

Starlight Children’s Foundation and Astellas USA Foundation Bring VGo Robots to Rush Children’s Hospital

CHICAGO, May 10, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Starlight Children’s Foundation and Astellas USA Foundation are partnering to advance children’s health and education through technology with the placement of two VGo robots at Rush Children’s Hospital at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Patients, staff and representatives from Astellas USA Foundation gathered at the facility today to […]

Getty’s Door to Inclusion

Getty’s Door to Inclusion Last year we saw Getty virtually attend preschool using a VGo in “Getty’s Window To Inclusion: The Chance To Be Just Like Any Other Kid.” Now in kindergarten, Getty virtually attends a typical kindergarten classroom every day using the VGo.

Young J.J. Watt fan is cancer free

By Marcelino Benito, KHOU HOUSTON — Cristian Beasley has been fighting cancer for three years. His battle started as a 12-year-old.