Boy With Life-Threatening Allergies Attends School Robotically

WEST SENECA, N.Y. (February 15, 2013)--Life-threatening allergies keep 7-year-old Devon Carrow from attending his suburban Buffalo, N.Y., school in the traditional way.

But the VGo robot, with a wireless video hookup and motorized wheels, puts him there remotely.

While controlling the robot from his home computer, Devon sees and hears the goings-on in class and because the VGo's on wheels, he can stroll the hallways and hang out at recess.

Devon's Winchester Elementary classmates treat him like any other kid, comparing Lego creations and telling jokes.

After a year with the VGo, Devon says it's like playing a video game.

A handful of students across the country have used the VGo since it was introduced in 2011 by Nashua, N.H.-based VGo Communications.


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