The Gomo Doll Helps Doctors Teach Kids About Their Ailments

By: Joey Haar - Oct 12, 2016
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The Gomo doll is a way for doctors to teach ailing children about their illnesses while reducing the amount of anxiety that they feel while in the hospital.

To many children, doctors are automatically seen as stern and imposing figures, no matter how excellent their bedside manner is. That conception is only compounded by the fact that any child in the hospital has at least a minor problem, if not something more serious. The Gomo doll makes it easier for doctors to explain children's illnesses and ailments by giving kids a cuddly figure as a point of reference.

The Gomo doll itself is little more than a stuffed toy, but it is transposed into a corresponding app that can show kids things like the body's systems. Kids can use the app with doctors to explore Gomo's interior systems, thus learning about their own illnesses or ailments.