VGo Robot for Children’s Hospital
Hey Daisy, I thought you might want to know about a group of students at Kearns High School in Kearns, Utah who are putting technology to use for patients at Primary Children’s Medical Center. The students, who are part of a group called iCougars, teamed up with a non-profit organization called Operation Kids to raise more than $7,000 to donate a VGo robot to the children’s hospital.
They did this by selling iCougar and “love bytes” T-shirts and wristbands, along with securing a matching donation from a private foundation.
Once connected online, a VGo robot can attend classes remotely for a child in the hospital. The robot relays real-time video of the class to a child’s laptop, allowing the student to ask questions and make comments during class. This is such a great idea!
The project is the first of a new Operation Kids program called Club OK. Operation Kids hopes to see branches of Club OK at high schools throughout Utah and across the nation. I’ve learned that there are 20 to 30 more schools planning to join Club OK in the next few months.
Anyone who is interested in pursuing a technology-based project to help kids should really look into Club OK. They provide the guidance and make it simple for kids to find a way to help other kids!
As you know, I am all about technology!!
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