VIDEO: Robot Allows Immune Deficient Student Attend School

Jan 25, 2011
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Lyndon Baty has been fighting all his life. He suffers from Polycystic Kidney Disease and has virtually no immune system. So doing normal things, like going to school, used to be impossible. But now, new robotic technology is making it possible for Lyndon to do what he’s always wanted to do-be in class, with his friends.

It was by a chance phone call Administrators at Knox City ISD came across the technology known as VGO (vee-go).

“We had a salesmen call on us, and said ‘we have this product, we’re not exactly how it would work in the school, but we want you to see it’,” said Mike Campbell, the Education Specialist for Technology with Region 9.

Now that they have the VGO for Lyndon, school officials say it reminds them why they started teaching in the first place.

While learning directly from his teachers is great, Lyndon says what he loves most is just being able to interact with kids his age.

“My best friends were my parents. No offense against them, but I want other friends,” said Lyndon.

“I feel like I’m right there,” continued Lyndon,”like I’m right at the school.”

The VGO unit Lyndon uses has a price tag of just over $5,000 and a battery life of 8 hours. Take a look at the video below to learn more about the VGO and Lyndon’s story.

Author: Jennifer Green

  • Emerson24

    Please see a naturopathic physician and they can help you strengthen your immune system.
    Allopathy (mainstream) medicine does not learn about anything to do with nutrition.  I know because I was trained in the system before changing sides, if you will.  Western medicine places no emphasis on mind body medicine or diet and nutrition.  I won’t go on a rant here, but do yourself a favor and seek out a naturopathic doctor to help you.