Pepper at Humber River Hospital

Image: CNW Group/Humber River Hospital

Image: CNW Group/Humber River Hospital

Meet Pepper at North America’s First Digital Hospital

In 2018, Canada’s first digital hospital, Humber River Hospital, added two robot co-workers to their staff. Both are Peppers, manufactured by SoftBank Robotics.

The first Pepper greets patients and visitors while the second Pepper supports the Child Life Program. According to the Global News report: “Pepper reads stories to children, Pepper dances and also, Pepper plays games. So we can use Pepper to help us to decrease anxiety with children in hospitalization,” explained Child Life specialist Alexandra Christofides.

Industry: Health Care

Country: Canada

Manufacturer: Softbank Robotics

Function: Greeter

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