Published on in Vol 24, No 1 (2022): January

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/29656, first published .
Using the Social Robot NAO for Emotional Support to Children at a Pediatric Emergency Department: Randomized Clinical Trial

Using the Social Robot NAO for Emotional Support to Children at a Pediatric Emergency Department: Randomized Clinical Trial

Using the Social Robot NAO for Emotional Support to Children at a Pediatric Emergency Department: Randomized Clinical Trial

Silvia Rossi 1*, Prof Dr;  Silvano Junior Santini 2*, PhD;  Daniela Di Genova 2, MD;  Gianpaolo Maggi 3, BSc;  Alberto Verrotti 4, MD;  Giovanni Farello 5, MD;  Roberta Romualdi 2, MD;  Anna Alisi 6, PhD;  Alberto Eugenio Tozzi 7, MD;  Clara Balsano 2, MD

1 Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, University Federico II-Naples , Naples , IT

2 Department of Life, Health & Environmental Sciences, School of Emergency and Urgency Medicine, University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila , IT

3 Department of Psychology, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli” , Caserta , IT

4 Department of Pediatrics, University of Perugia , Perugia , IT

5 Pediatric Unit, Department of Life, Health & Environmental Sciences, University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila , IT

6 Research Unit of Molecular Genetics of Complex Phenotypes, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Rome , IT

7 Multifactorial and Complex Diseases Research Area, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Rome , IT

*these authors contributed equally

Corresponding Author:

  • Clara Balsano, MD
  • Department of Life, Health & Environmental Sciences
  • School of Emergency and Urgency Medicine
  • University of L'Aquila
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  • Email: clara.balsano@univaq.it