The child's eyes, ears and voice in the classroom
When a pupil can’t attend class in person, AV1 takes their place. AV1 is the distance learning avatar that makes it possible for children and young adults with long-term illness to take part at school via an app on their phone or tablet.
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.
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.
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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
Working 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.
Working 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.
All data is sent encrypted between No Isolation’s servers. Consequently, neither No Isolation or anyone else can access the video and audio sent between the child and the robot.
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, and is available in App Store and Google play store.
What's in the box?
In the box you will find the AV1, a power adapter, user manuals and a key card.
Arrange a demonstration of AV1 at our London office or arrange for us to travel to you.
Donate a AV1
There are 72,000 kids suffering from a long-term illness in the UK. Help transform their life today, with the priceless gift of being able to stay in touch with friends and school, whilst at hospital or home.
Do you have any other questions? Our support page might give you the answers.