Company / Club:

Barça Foundation

Position inside the Company/Club:

Head of Programs

Speaker Biography:

Mariona Miret has more than 15 years of experience in international organizations, leading from technical and innovation projects to strategic planning. She is currently in charge of the programs and the new initiatives of Barça Foundation. She has a master’s degree on Engineering, Organization and Management, by ETSEIB-UPC (Spain) and has also a Water Resources Management degree by Université de Neuchâtel (Switzerland).

Presentation Title:

Pediatric well-being by virtual Barça experience

Presentation Synopsis:

The situations of admission in a hospital and undergoing treatment are moments of pain, uncertainty and incomprehension for patients and their families, but especially for children. In that moments, is important: to increase the number and frequency of experiences that helps to forget the illness, to generate positive emotions to children and guarantee that hospitals, where children spend such a large amount of time, and to offer exciting and stimulating experiences. According with this approach, Barça Foundation implements a project called "Robot Pol" aimed to improve hospitalised children life quality, collaborating with leading paediatrics centres in Catalonia, where many of the patients are suffering from serious illness. This project is based on the use of a robot with a remote controlled system; so children who are bedridden (at hospital or at home),can operate it from a computer with camera, and enjoy Barça tour experience.