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Media Highlight: Dalhousie researcher explains how a robot helper can reduce child pain and stress during blood collection

Posted by Communications and Marketing on July 27, 2017 in Media Highlights

Researchers with the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research have launched a new study into how a humanoid robot can help to reduce procedural pain and distress for children within the blood collection clinic.

“The robot has been used in a couple different children’s hospitals in North America so far and has been studied in published articles and journals showing that he is effective in reducing pain and distress,” said Dalhousie University's Dr. Christine Chambers, Canada Research Chair in children’s pain.

Read full story (http://globalnews.ca/news/3624041/iwk-researchers-introduce-robot-helper-for-blood-collection-clinic-in-halifax/