NAO is a Proven Hero in Hospitals

NAO is available with RxApplications which are robot behaviors that attract children's attention, coach and support them with research-based cognitive-behavioral interventions, and are sequenced to work at the right pace.
RxApplications are customized to ensure MEDi is appropriate for every situation.  These RxApplications are also available in Spanish! There are over a dozen existing RxApplications including:

  • Blood tests
  • Dressing changes
  • Oxygen tube insertion
  • Catheter insertion/removal
  • EEG
  • IV Start/Removal
  • Swallow study
  • Vaccinations

Hospitals and clinics can be a very scary place, especially for a child. Hospitals may be a place of healing, but to a child, hospitals mean needles, strangers in uniforms, mysterious equipments, boring wait times, and not feeling well. MEDi makes it all less frightening.

MEDi performs entertaining activities to reduce anxiety levels in children - and even their parents. MEDi sings, dances, tells stories, and plays games - all of which are interactions that can help reduce the anxiety that precedes a pending procedure. 

Meet NAO for Pediatric Care & Child Life

 NAO is the perfect coach, companion, and friend in Children's Hospitals!



Transforming Pediatric Care Settings

Robotic technology for healthcare has taken an exciting leap forward with MEDi, a pediatric pain coach, educator, and friend built upon the NAO humanoid robot platform from SoftBank Robotics.

Clinically proven to reduce a child's pain by 50% during medical procedures, the NAO robot is powered by a RxApplications designed by Dr. Tanya Beran, a leading expert in the use of robotic-based cognitive behavioral interactions that help distract and engage children during medical procedures. 

In addition, the NAO robot becomes a mascot for your hospital. With NAO, you can bring comfort to children during hospital stays, therapy sessions, and more!

The NAO Robot Can Speak & Translate over 19 different languages!

Child Life, Alberta Children's Hospital

“A 5 year-old refused to get out of bed and was getting bed sores and rashes.  She did agree to play with MEDi on the floor.  This allowed staff to change the bedding and set it up properly.  She even forgot about her tubes and moved her arms and body.  It was like magic.” 

Child Life, Alberta Children's Hospital

​“I have seen children smile, laugh and hug their parents after a few moments with MEDi whereas previously they were crying and screaming in anger, sadness and frustration."

Maria Malcolm, Child Life Specialist, Chinook Regional Hospital

"He enhances the care we give. Child Life interacting with him, him interacting with the children, the parent's excitement, it all helps to focus the child on (the NAO) called "Chip" rather than the medical procedure that is happening."

Frost and Sullivan, New Product Innovation Award

"The NAO Robot is Clinically Proven to Reduce a Child's Pain and Anxiety by 50%"

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