Helsana donates two avatars to Zurich Children's Hospital

Social commitment is something Helsana cares a lot about. That's why it's committed to the Avatar Project, through which it plays a major part in promoting the social integration of sick children. Thanks to Helsana's donation of two avatars, Zurich Children's Hospital will be able to make it easier for its young long-term patients to keep in touch with their homes and schools.

31.10.2016

Even if you're ill, you don't have to miss out on anything: The Avatar robot Nao enables children and younger people to stay in contact with their school and home life even when they have to be in hospital for a long time. Nao stands in for the child in situ and makes it possible for him or her to be "there" in real time and to take part "live" in lessons at school.

In 2016, Helsana became a Swiss sponsor of the Avatar Project. This involves a commitment to donate avatars to selected hospitals every year. Today, Jürg Stupp, Helsana's Head of Marketing & Sales, handed over the first two avatars to Zurich Children's Hospital. "By presenting these Avatar robots, we're making it possible for the hospital to make life a bit more normal for its small long-term patients", he said with evident pleasure.

Helsana's commitments

By means of selected partnerships in the social, prevention and information provision fields, we demonstrate our commitment to society and bear testimony to our dedication to life.

Social commitment is something Helsana cares a lot about. Sponsoring is another. That's why we're committed to supporting development and innovation in healthcare. The Avatar Project is just one example of this. "By being a long-term partner for it, we aim to help take this project further," says Yves Ekmann, Head of Live Experience. "Avatar enables us to play a major part in promoting the social integration of sick children. By doing that, we're not just giving our support but also living up to our promise to be 'committed to life'."

Find out more at: www.helsana.ch/en/sponsorship

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