PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia went high tech to improve the health care experience for patients and families. The hospital introduced a robot on Thursday as the latest member of the staff.
The robot is programmed to interact in a fun way with everyone.READ MORE: Bipartisan Election Bill Introduced In Pennsylvania
It can dance, sings and even play bingo.
It can also be utilized to educate patients.READ MORE: Police Release Video Of Alleged Suspects Wanted For Deadly Beating At Pat's Steaks In South Philadelphia
“The Child Life department is responsible for really helping with dealing with a patient’s coping process throughout their treatment here. Just adding an extra element of fun and this type of technology is really going to help them deal with their hospitalized experience here,” Matt Piontkowski said.
The robot also speaks multiple languages.MORE NEWS: Man Hospitalized After Shooting Inside Concord Mall, Delaware State Police Say
The Kids-N-Hope foundation made the cool addition to CHOP possible.