Play heals at Astrid Lindgren's Children's Hospital

In connection with the TCS Lidingöloppet, title sponsor TCS makes an annual donation to Astrid Lindgren's Children's Hospital. The money goes to new, innovative technology, developed to facilitate children's hospital stay.

“Play heals. We see examples of that every day,” says Charlotte Elf, unit manager at Astrid Lindgren's Children's Hospital.

Play heals at Astrid Lindgren's Children's Hospital

Commitment to health, education and society runs like a red thread through TCS' corporate culture. It has guided the company ever since TCS was founded more than 150 years ago.

At that time, it was very much about raising the level of education in India. Today, TCS uses its know-how in technology and digitization to help organizations such as Astrid Lindgren's Children's Hospital.

Something that has been much appreciated by the children at the hospital is the AV1 robot, which enables the patients to participate in school lessons and socialize with their classmates from their hospital bed. In addition to being equipped with a camera, microphone and speaker, the student can show, through the robot's eyes, if they are happy, sad, thoughtful, etc.

Astrid Lindgren's Children's Hospital has also been able to create a so-called sensory room that can be booked for use by the hospital's patients. There is also a mobile version, a sensory cart, for those children who cannot get down to the sensory room.

“Making a child feel inspired speeds up their recovery process. Because play heals, as we say. We see examples of that every day,” says Charlotte Elf. “It would have been impossible to make that kind of purchase if it hadn't been for TCS’ donations.”

Roland Bägén, marketing and communications manager at TCS in the Nordics, is also happy about the collaboration and looks forward to continued donations from TCS.

“We are constantly looking for new technical solutions that can help make the children's everyday life at the hospital easier,” he says.

“Receiving help is also about sharing common values and agreeing on what this collaboration should look like. In TCS' case, it has been very clear from the very beginning. This makes for a sustainable, long-term collaboration,” concludes Charlotte Elf.

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