AV1 – the robot for children with long-term illness

The child's eyes, ears and voice in the classroom

When a pupil can’t attend class themselves, AV1 will take their place. AV1 is the telepresence robot for children and young adults suffering from long-term illness.

In the UK, more than

72,000

children are missing out on their childhood due to long-term illness. That means in every eighth classroom, there is an empty desk.

The world's first virtual mascot

AV1 Robot Mascot in the arms of Phil Jagielka at Goodison Park x Everton vs Newcastle in Premier League

Jack’s dream came true thanks to the great work of WellChild, a UK charity working to better the lives of children with long-term diseases, and Everton Football Club, who moved boulders to arrange Jack’s dream day.

Read Jack's story

Jack’s dream came true thanks to the great work of WellChild, a UK charity working to better the lives of children with long-term diseases, and Everton Football Club, who moved boulders to arrange Jack’s dream day.

Read Jack's story

AV1 is built to let children participate

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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. That is why we created AV1.

Designed for classroom use

The AV1 app

AV1 is built to let children take part in school activities on their own terms. The kids using AV1 can decide when to connect and disconnect, simply by pressing a button in the app.

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. 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. You can also put the AV1 in whisper mode, so only the kids seated next to the AV1 will hear you.

Click to try the features:

Secure video streaming

Privacy is one of our main concerns – both for the child and the people that interact with AV1.

A secure video stream for all parties involved

Privacy is one of our main concerns - both for the child and the people that interact with AV1.

Single user

The AV1 app is password protected, and the robot can only be connected to a single solitary device.

Only real-time

The stream can only be accessed real-time. It is not possible to record the stream, nothing is stored, and screenshots is prohibited.

Encrypted stream

The stream is end-to-end encrypted. This means that no other than the child/young adult connected via their tablet or phone can access the stream. Not even No Isolation.

Technical specifications

Dimensions:

H 26.8 cm x W 17.5 cm x D 12.9 cm

Weight:

≈ 1 kg

Battery:

4-cell Li-Ion, 14Ah, 3.6 V

Lights:

2 pcs white LED eyes, 16 pcs RGB LED in the top, 2 pcs white LED at bottom

Power:

Usage: ≈ 1.5A. Standby: ≈ 500mA.

At least 6 hours usage and 12 hours standby.

Camera:

13 MP camera

Sound:

8 ohm loudspeaker

Microphone:

Electret microphone

Charger:

Micro USB ⎓ 5V 2A, model number T5454DV. Only the supplied charger should be used.

Mobile network:

GSM (2G), UMTS (3G), LTE (4G), WiFi (802.11b/g/n)

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“[AV1] enabled one of my students to take six GCSEs this summer who previously hadn’t been in full time education for years. It’s a marvellous, inclusive device – highly recommend it to all schools.”

– Louise Clancy, Head Teacher at Canbury School, London

Life is more than school

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Children are always on the run. With built-in 4G, AV1 is made to be used whenever, wherever, and is easy to carry along. AV1 is built to last, but if you are unlucky, an extended warranty is part of the subscription.

AV1 – the robot for children with long-term illness

AV1 is the telepresence robot that acts as the child’s eyes, ears and voice in the classroom.

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AV1 always comes with:

4G subscription with free data traffic

Unlimited support

Warranty

Automatic software updates

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Meet Bee, the robot

"Meet Bee, the robot that goes to school for me when I'm off sick."

- Jade (17)

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Makayla and her AV1

"This is the first time in 8 years that I’ve had hope with Makayla’s education. Hearing the lessons coming from her bedroom I could have cried. We don’t have a normal life, but Robbie has given her some normality."

- Makayla’s Mum

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Elliot from Somerset

"I can watch the lesson, ask a question, or just talk to my friends and whatever."

- Elliot, 11

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Marthe (25) attends classes from her own bed

"It is an amazing opportunity for people with challenges similar to those I face, to be able to go to school, attend classes, and still know that they will get the rest they need when they have a bad day."

- Marthe

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How we work with schools and districts

No Isolation AV1 in classroom with children raising their hand

We know that disease courses vary, and if you have one or more children at your school with long-term illness, you can rent or buy an AV1. We have created resources to inform all parties involved and can give you advice on how to get the most out of AV1 for the student, the classmates, and the teacher.

Depending on your needs, we can provide services that quickly lets you scale and manage all your AV1s in use. Needs differ; therefore, we provide flexible solutions for both families, the public sector and organisations.

No Isolation AV1 in classroom

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.

Secure video streaming

A secure video stream for all parties involved

Privacy is one of our main concerns – both for the child and the people that interact with AV1.

How we work with partners

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AV1 was developed as a part of intensive pilot studies and collaborations with the target group and partners.

In 2017, Barncancerfonden in Sweden started a pilot with 6 AV1s. Now, more than 50 children have received an AV1 from Barncancerfonden.

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