No Isolation’s “warm” education technology for inclusion

A teacher standing in front of the class

u-blox and No Isolation began working together 10 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 also launched their Komp one-button computer that bridges the communication gap between those that struggle to use modern day technology and their more tech-savvy family and friends.


“Warm technology” and knowledge bring people together

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 persistent school absenteeism.


Enabling inclusion for thousands of previously isolated people

On a growth path, with global ambition, 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. As a result, thousands of AV1s are embedded in schools, hospitals, and homes across the globe, reducing social isolation and school absenteeism for thousands of students.



 UN SDG 3 Good Health and Well-Being

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 for 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. 



UN SDG 4 Quality Education 

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.




  UN SDG 10 Reduced Inequalities

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.