Robot in development that support to young cancer patients
Scientists are working on a robot to develop children with cancer. Such a robot must have a personal and compassionate companion for the young patients at times that parents can’t be.
A research team led by the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam is it to get started.
“Treatments involving family may not be present, for example due to a radiological emergency, children should only endure. The stress they experienced, the treatment can complicate the child a traumatic experience with negative psychological effects in the long term,” said a spokesman.
The team thinks that the robot, She called, relief can offer.
This robot must be a child also, preparing the medical procedures, emotional state control and give him or her a distraction. The CWI with business partner, ASolutions software development that the emotional state of the child can deduce from the facial expressions, speech and movements.