PEBBLES: A Personal Technology for Meeting Educational, Social and Emotional Needs of Hospitalised Children

@article{Weiss2001PEBBLESAP,
  title={PEBBLES: A Personal Technology for Meeting Educational, Social and Emotional Needs of Hospitalised Children},
  author={Patrice L. Weiss and Carolynn P. Whiteley and Jutta Treviranus and Deborah I. Fels},
  journal={Personal and Ubiquitous Computing},
  year={2001},
  volume={5},
  pages={157-168}
}
Wayne Gretzky’s PEBBLESTM (Providing Education By Bringing Learning Environments to Students) is a unique example of a personal technology, one in which PC-based video-conferencing is used to make a real-time link between a hospitalised child and his or her regular classroom. The system provides an opportunity for children who are in isolated situations, such as hospitals, to maintain a meaningful link with their regular educational and social environments, thereby minimising many of the… CONTINUE READING

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