Norway’s No Isolation avatar is designed to help children and young adults participate in their regular daily activities such as school and play with friends.
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Child Too Sick for School Long-Term? Send One of These Robots Instead. The convergence of robotics and technology will revolutionize how we educate the next generation.
Thousands of children across the globe suffer from immune disorders, e.g. primary immunodeficiency (PI). As a result, their ability to interact with other children – or even the rest of the world – is severely limited.
AV1 is a window into the classroom for someone who should've been there themselves.
St. Eystein elementary school has invested in a robot that will function as Maja's eyes and ears in school. The robot has integrated camera, microphone and loudspeakers, which allows Maja to participate in class, in the breaks and whatever else she would miss out on. All from her bed.
When 14 year old Lina is too tired to go to school, she receives help from a robot. Lina is diagnosed with ME, but with this robot her life has changed for the better.
A small robot may help children who are recovering from a long-term illness in the hospital or at home.
Emma pays attention to the teacher in her fifth grade at Loar elementary school, through the screen on her phone, via the robot placed on her desk.
Emil Andre Østerberg Kvenild (15) is diagnosed with ME, and has a robot to help him with his education and social life. Here, he's meeting the Crown Prince Couple at Oslo Innovation Week from his living room in Larvik.
The Robot goes to school, so that Vanessa can be present even if she's too sick to leave her bed.
A personal placeholder – an avatar – who's literally present at school and social events, while streaming what happens to the child suffering from long-term illness. The brand new robot AV1 can be found in schools from August.
A tiny robot sits at the desk of Eirik (9) when he's away for training due to CP. This robot might be very useful for many children suffering from long-term illnesses, but for now, parents need to pay for them themselves.
When a child is too sick to be at school or with friends, the robot AV1 can attend instead.
Norwegian researchers have developed a novel way to keep children recovering from long-term illnesses connected to their friends and their education from their sickbed. An avatar robot is placed at the child's desk, and is controlled by the student from their home via cameras, microphones, and speakers, allowing them to contribute to lessons, and avoid the crippling social isolation caused by long-term absence.
Articles about No Isolation
– I believe many girls would have liked IT extremely well, Karen Dolva says. The founder of No Isolation, who is on Abelia's list over Norway's top 50 women in tech, is constantly searching for programmers. She notices that her fellow women fail the tech industry.
60 Norwegian companies are already reaching roughly 140 million users with their solutions for a more digital school. – A strong will for cooperation and sense of community contributes to Norway's success in this field, according to British entrepreneur William Mercer.
Prince Andrew met Crown Prince Haakon of Norway in London at the BETT conference – the world's leading education technology event. The robot AV1, which is helping many children and young adults in Norway partake in the classroom despite long-term illnesses, was demonstrated to Prince Andrew.
The startup No Isolation builds robots that makes it possible for children and young adults with long-term illnesses to attend school. The company has now landed a distribution deal, which can be worth as much as 12 MNOK, with IT giant Atea.
He quit his job in the oil industry to help children suffering from long-term illnesses, but it all started with programming on paper and Commodore.
From 3 to 21 people in just 18 months. When No Isolation moved into the 657 hub in Oslo last summer, the founders thought they would have enough space “forever”.
While studying “Informatics: Design, Use, Interaction”, Karen Dolva (26) pictured herself working in the consulting business. However, consulting was not for her. – I want to work with something that makes a positive difference, Karen says.
This spring, Karen Dolva and her colleagues begin mass production of robots in Norway. The idea to make an avatar robot for the classroom has resulted in 15 jobs, as well as plans to expand internationally.
While Karen was studying at the University of Oslo, she started working for StartupLab, a launchpad for tech startups. There she met Marius Aabel and Matias Doyle. Together with them, she founded No Isolation.
Now there's a waitlist to buy her robot. The tech and startup scene needs more women.