A robot friend for vision treatment

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

A social robot could help children and families stick to a treatment for 'lazy eye'. 

It’s a potentially life-altering medical condition typically diagnosed in childhood. The good news is treatment works well if followed properly. The bad news is the treatment is hard to stick to.

An interdisciplinary team of University of Waterloo researchers is trying to improve treatment adherence through use of a social robot that can educate and motivate children and their caregivers.

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Group photo beside the robot