The Mobile County Public School System is working with USA Children's and Women's Hospital to bring students in hospital rooms to classrooms. Through the use of an interactive robot, students can attend lessons from their hospital beds.
The face of the robot is a tablet showing the student in their hospital room. The student has a tablet of their own where they watch a live feed from the classroom.
Teaching administrator Stephanie Maddox said the hospital has been working on the technology for years.
.@Causeytigers student Alton Edwards is attending class today even though he’s at @USACWHospital, thanks to technology from @DoubleRobotics. Story coming soon at mcpssthewire@com. pic.twitter.com/zH4tOR84BH— MobilePublicSchools (@MobilePublicSch) March 12, 2018