VGo Robots takeover Rush Children's Hospital

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Starlight Children's Foundation and Astellas USA Foundation have partnered to advance children's health and education through technology with the placement of two VGo robots at Rush Children's Hospital at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

Robot helps hospital-bound kids go on ‘virtual’ field trips

By Lindsay Carlton,

When children are diagnosed with cancer, their hospital rooms often become their new homes. Depending on the severity of their disease, these immunosuppressed patients can be cooped up and isolated for months— missing time with their family and friends, not playing outdoors, and refraining from everyday activities like going on field trips.

From the windows at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, pediatric cancer patients can see one of the most kid-friendly places in the U.S.: the St. Louis Science Center.

Teen with rare disorder pays it forward, donates robot to Children’s Hospital

Pittsburgh - A robot helped a local teenager learn while he was going through some pretty tough times with his health.

It was Cristiano Colaluca’s way to go out into the real world and to school when he was too sick to leave the house.

“It’s helped me do things that I’ve never been able to do before,” Colaluca said.