Relationships. MEDi. Reducing children’s pain and distress towards flu vaccinations

Five-year-old Jacob Crawford interacts with MEDi, a robot that comforts young patients during medical procedures. Photo by Riley Brandt

A child-like robot has the potential to comfort young patients during medical procedures and even make their pain more tolerable, according to a research study by Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the University of Calgary. The results published recently emerged in the June issue of the Journal Vaccine, released by New York Times on July 9. Continue reading