vGo demonstrates an excellent use of remote presence

Into the inbox comes another great link to a story about Lyndon Baty who suffers from Polycystic Kidney Disease and has virtually no immune system. Instead of staying at home, avoiding interaction, vGo is affording Lyndon the chance to be present with his classmates in his high school.

See the video below:

You can see the original video and story at his home newspaper site: Knox City Freshman Goes to Class
See vGo’s Press Release: Homebound Student attends Class via Vgo

You can see that the vGo works quite well for the purpose of Lyndon, giving him access to the world outside of his home – and weeks from now, it will be very interesting to revisit his high-school and ask his friends what they think. Specifically on how he interacts with his classmates and his teachers – after the novelty has worn off.

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  • I will try to keep you informed as to effectiveness – after the novelty has worn off. I would prdict, however that in this particular case, the student will continue to benefit as he had first hand experience of the hardships with doing school work without the benefit of knowing what had been discussed in class. Furthermore he now has the ability to keep in visual and personal contact with friend that he otherwise would not have access.
    The parent has reported in regards to his mood, and emotional status significant improvement. This being measured by parent observation, self-report and medical assessments. There have been positive outcomes in the student’s areas of mood, desire to get up and complete tasks along with decline of previous medically unexplained weight loss.

    Jeanne’ Snyder, Director of Haskell Knox Shared Service Arrangement

  • Jeanne

    15 months later and Lyndon with the VGO continuew to make gains and opportunities that were never imagined.  The novelity is either still there, will always be there or else was just as amazing initially for this family as first thought!
    He continues to be homebound, but with his technology is no longer isolated. This past year he has been hospitalized yet is able to keep up with the VGo.
    Jeanne’ Snyder, Director of Haskell Knox Shared Service Arrangement