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Robot in development that support to young cancer patients

Robot in development that support to young cancer patients

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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.

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