Le robot-avatar AV1 devient les yeux, les oreilles et la voix de l'enfant
In the UK, more than
children are missing out on their childhood due to long-term illness. That means in every sixth classroom, there is an empty desk.
“De nombreux enfants atteints de maladies de longue durée souffrent de solitude. Ils ne peuvent plus se rendre à l’école et sont séparés de leurs amie.s.: les conséquences sur leur état psychique sont très lourdes. Le robot AV1 fournit une solution à ce problème.”
– Ministre de la Santé et des Services de soins en Norvège
Lets children participate on their own terms
Being diagnosed with a long-term or chronic illness puts a dent in your everyday life, and cause you to miss school and time with your friends. Often, the isolation can be as bad as the illness itself. AV1 is built to let children take part in school activities on their own terms. The child using AV1 can decide when to connect and disconnect, simply by pressing a button in the app.
Designed for classroom use
AV1 gives children with long term-illness the ability to see, hear and talk to their classmates as if they were there, all through a secure app in their phone or tablet. If the child wishes to answer a question, they can raise their hand by pressing a button in the app and a white light will flash on the robots head. AV1 can be put in whisper mode, so only the kids seated next to it will hear them. And if the child is not feeling up for school, he or she can signalise that they want to be passive listeners, and a blue light will flash on the robot's head.
Click to see AV1’s eye impressions:
How we work with partners
AV1 was developed as a part of intensive pilot studies and collaborations with the target group and partners.
In 2017, the Swedish children’s cancer society, Barncancerfonden,started a pilot with 6 AV1s. Now, more than 50 children have received AV1 from Barncancerfonden.
How we work with organisations
Do you represent an organisation working with children and young adults with long-term illness? If your organisation needs multiple AV1s in circulation, we have a scalable and manageable system to organise the use. We can give you advice on how best implement the use of AV1 suited to your needs. If you or your company want to donate AV1s, we can help you find the right channels to reach the children in need of one.
The AV1 app
The AV1 app lets the user connect to his or her AV1, and see and hear what the robot does. You control the robot's movements through your phone or tablet, and speak to your classmates through the microphone on your device. The AV1 app is the app that allows children and young adults with long-term illness be in their hospital bed and in the classroom at the same time.
An unlimited number of family members can be invited to share moments through an app, giving every generation in the family the possibility to participate.
AV1 Assistant app
The AV1 Assistant app
The AV1 Assistant app is a resource for teachers, IT-staff, parents or guardians who administer one or several AV1 robots for their own child, or for children who use the robot at their school.
Through the Assistant app, they can easily check the robot's status, manage WiFi networks, access troubleshooting, look up resources and chat with customer support. The Assistant App is downloaded to the assistant’s own phone or tablet.
Quel est le contenu de la boîte ?
In the box you will find the AV1, a power adapter, user manuals and a key card.
Donate a AV1
We offer tailor-made deals for the public sector and organisations. Fill out contact form for more information.
Do you have any other questions? Our support page might give you the answers.