VGo gets sick kids back in school

VGo is a robotic telepresence solution being used successfully today by schools for their students who can’t physically go to school due to an illness, accident or medical condition.  VGo gets the student back to the traditional schooling environment by providing a physical device that replicates the student’s presence while they’re at the hospital or at home.  Yes the device is a robot – it’s really not as far fetched as it sounds.  It is operated in real-time by the remote student (not the teacher or an aid) so they feel empowered with their independence.   VGo enables students to:

  • Receive the same instruction as their peers
  • Move around/between classrooms independently
  • Socialize with friends in the hallways and at lunch
  • Participate in a full school day with their classmates
  • Transition back into school with less work

Learn more about how it works!

Everybody loves the robot kid

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Students’ stories and their success with VGo

Hundreds of schools are implementing VGo in their homebound programs to serve students who are capable of learning, but can’t be in school physically.  The reasons for not being in school are many, but the benefits are the same.

Short Term Absences

  • Cancer Treatments
  • Car Accidents
  • Surgical Recovery
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Teen Pregnancies

Long Term Absences

  • Immune Deficiencies
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Severe Allergies
  • Kidney Disease
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Download our white paper about how VGo enables homebound students with special health needs to attend school. 


“VGo enables an otherwise home bound student to be a part of school life again.  We tried the webcam solution, but the student was just a picture on the teachers laptop – looking at the teacher and only interacting with the teacher. 
Now this student is a presence in the classroom and hallways.  He can be a part of school life in other areas that were unavailable to him via a webcam like the auditorium and gym.  He can move and interact more freely.  I believe VGo gave this student more of what our school could offer and put interaction back into his life.  Plus, he gets to drive a robot around the school!”
Theresa McConnell, Technology Coordinator
Mohawk Area School District, New Castle, PA