Two robots brought to use in the Netherlands

3/30/2017


The Norwegian Cornelia Foundation (www.corneliastiftelsen.no) gives two AV1 robots to the Emma Children's hospital in Amsterdam. 

The coordinator of the Cornelia Foundation in Norway, Anne Fi Troye, travelled to Amsterdam herself in order to give away the robots to two Dutch children. Both children are patients at the Emma Children's hospital.

Helianne, her new robot and principal at the Emma Children's hospital, Carla Hendriks.

Helianne, her new robot and principal at the Emma Children's hospital, Carla Hendriks. Photo: Hannah Sommerfeld Keizer.

Principal at the Emma Children's hospital, Carla Hendriks, and teacher, Martijn Kramer, welcomed the robots and handed them over to the children at the hospital school. One of the robots was given to Helianne, an 11 year old girl, who is currently a patient at the hospital. Helianne immediately took the robot to use. She downloaded the app and showed everyone how one controls the robot. 

Helianne decided that she will give her robot a different name, a name that she likes. Helianne's school is situated close to the hospital, thus it will be easy to transfer the robot there. Her parents had also arranged that they will bring the robot home on Fridays, in order for Helianne to be more present at home during the weekends.

Helianne immediately took the robot to use.

Helianne immediately took the robot to use. Photo: Hannah Sommerfeld Keizer.

It was decided that robot number two will be used by multiple patients at the hospital school. For example, by children who have to stay in bed, but who still would like to participate at the hospital school or at other events at the hospital. 

Another patient at the hospital, a 17 year old boy, came by to have a look. He had been told that there were robots coming to the hospital. He lives in the south of the Netherlands, but spends a couple of days a week at the Emma Childrens hospital. Anne Fi will confer with the Cornelia Foundation if they can grant a third robot to the hospital, so that it can be used by the boy. 

As of today, the robot is in use by about 160 children in Norway, and a couple of children in Sweden and Denmark. And now it is also taken into use in the Netherlands.

Written by: Elisa Salemink, Community Manager Netherlands - salemink@noisolation.com