Helping kids keep learning during long hospital stays

May 11, 2015
 
17-year-old girl stands next to table with computer keyboard and screen, along with a three-dimensional printer

Emily Neblett stands next to a mobile maker space at Monroe Caroll Children's Hospital.

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A Ph.D. student at Vanderbilt University has designed a mobile maker space now being tested at a children's hospital where patients routinely have long hospital stays, often in isolation. The student, Gokul Krishnan, credits a teen leukemia patient as his co-founder of the project, which began in September 2013. They are continuing to collaborate as the program expands for a trial period at the Tennessee-based hospital.