u-blox and the organization 'No Isolation' began working together eight years ago on the robotic avatar AV1. Designed to enable children who cannot leave home because of long-term illness to join school lessons, parties, and other activities, AV1 streams audio and video in real-time so that the children can interact and reduce their sense of isolation. No Isolation recently launched their new product ‘Komp’ designed to give older people more independence and help them remain a part of their network by having frequent contact with their loved ones.
Warm technology is defined as technology that seeks to accommodate human behavior and meet emotional needs rather than replace them. No Isolation design, manufacture, and market user-led devices that help excluded groups reconnect to society, such as older people and children with long-term illnesses or school absenteeism.
“2022 was an outstanding year in terms of reach and impact with 2,310 AV1 warm technology education robots embedded in schools, hospitals, and homes across 12 countries reducing social isolation and school absenteeism for approximately 5,000 students,” explains Anna Holm Heide, Chief Communications Officer, No Isolation.
On a growth path, No Isolation teams based in Oslo, London, and Munich are out to reduce social isolation and loneliness while simultaneously delivering on several United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
By 2030, reduce by one-third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being.
No Isolation believes that loneliness and social isolation are health hazards. Good mental health and quality of life ensure that seniors can live at home longer, fewer people will need assistance from health services, and people will generally live longer. No Isolation products are developed and designed to increase well-being and quality of life.
By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable, and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and Goal-4 effective learning outcomes.
Through their work with school absence, No Isolation has gained valuable insight into the challenges of inclusion and school attendance. They believe society needs a better overview of the causes of absence to track how many children are deprived of a good education. Access to education through digital solutions, such as AV1, is vital to providing all children with a good education.
By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic, and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.
Children and young adults with a high level of school absence can be unsuccessful in completing their education and are also at risk of being excluded from social, political, and economic development. By offering solutions like AV1 to children and young adults with long-term absences, these students will continue to be included in their communities. In addition, with products such as Komp, older people can be independent and remain a part of their network by having frequent contact with their loved ones.
Learn more: https://www.noisolation.com/