New York dental practice among 1st to add anxiety-reducing robot

Pound Ridge (N.Y.) Cosmetic Dentistry is the first dental clinic on the East Coast to acquire an emotional support robot to reduce anxiety in pediatric patients, ABC affiliate NEWS10 reported Dec. 13. 

The robot, named Robin, supports children undergoing medical treatments by analyzing and responding to emotions in real time. It can reduce anxiety in patients by interacting with conversations, games and simple explanations of procedures.

The device is manufactured by Expper Technologies and was created in collaboration with scientists, engineers and psychologists.

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