VGo Robot Enables Home-Bound Student to Be Part of School Life

Published by , August 29, 2016 2:04 am

( VGo is a robotic telepresence solution being used successfully today by schools for 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 robot that replicates the student’s presence while they’re at the hospital or at home. The robot is operated in real-time by the remote student.
“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,” said Theresa McConnell, Technology Coordinator for Mohawk Area School District, New Castle, PA.

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