Remote Student

For some students, attending school isn’t possible

Injuries, extended illnesses, immune deficiencies and other physical challenges prevent a student from  physically being able to attend school. School districts try to accommodate these special needs by working providing on-line courses, in-home tutors, special busing, videoconferencing and more. But these are expensive and very limiting since students miss out on the classroom experience and social life that comes with attending school.  Now, they can participate in classroom discussions and share in the social aspects of locker-side chats, lunch period and moving from class to class.  



VGo enables students to attend school from a distance

At VGo we love putting the spotlight on Lyndon Baty, a high school student in Knox City, Texas who has an illness that requires him to remain at home because of the risk of physically being in class. He’s a perfect example of type of student who benefits greatly by being able to “attend” school via his VGo – or “BatyBot” as its affectionately known at Lyndon’s school.

From the safety of his home, in the morning, Lyndon gets on his computer instead of the bus.  He uses VGo to move around school, interact with teachers, chat with his friends between classes and spend the lunch period with them without endangering his health.

Lyndon in class using his VGo (photo credit - Sports Illustrated)

Lyndon operates his VGo simply with an internet-connected computer equipped with audio capabilities and a webcam.  VGo runs for a full school day before needing to be recharged.

VGo for Remote Students has opened up academic and social environments to other disabled and immune-deficient students as well. There are no longer boundaries between them and the world that was previously inaccessible.

Learn more in an NBC Today Show segment about how VGo enables Lyndon Baty and other remote students to attend school. 

Click here to download a white paper about how VGo enables students with special health needs to attend school. 

Students with extended illness, injuries, disabilities and immune deficiencies attend school without leaving home.
Remote student

Homebound student sends robot to school


JANESVILLE --- Because a Janesville teacher saw a robot on the "Today" show, a home-bound student now can virtually attend school and interact with his peers.

Nick Nisius, a senior at Janesville Community School, has Duchenne muscular dystrophy. When he heard about the VGo robot, he immediately began his own research.

Kids at LAC+USC Enjoy a VGo Robot

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Starlight Children's Foundation and Astellas USA Foundation partnered to advance children's health and education through technology with the placement of a new VGo robot at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Remote control access with two-way audio-video motorized mobility puts students with injuries, extended illnesses and other physical challenges back in the classroom, and gives doctors, nurses and child life staff the ability to care for patients over long distances.