The Huggable Project is designing stuffed animal robots for children recovering from medical treatment. If a child is infectious or has trouble communicating with caregivers, the child can interact with the robot, which has sensors to collect information about the patient. For instance, a child can squeeze the hand to tell the robot if it feels pain, which can be measured for doctors. The device uses the forward camera of a smartphone, fitted behind the eyes, to see what a child's doing.
April 27, 2012 3:59 AM PDT
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