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The Robot Comfort Duck Will See You Now

Cute furry robots like Paro seal and My Special Aflac Duck are the latest way to help people suffering from cancer, diabetes, depression and dementia.
My Special Aflac Duck was designed to offer comfort to children battling cancer. (Photo: Sproutel)

My Special Aflac Duck was designed to offer comfort to children battling cancer. (Photo: Sproutel)

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 9:45am

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This is part of CNET's "Tech Enabled" series about the role technology plays in helping the disability community.

A hospital room has an odd duality. When my mom occupied one, it was both the best place for her to get better and the last place she'd ever see. She spent months in that light-gray room battling complications from kidney and heart disease.

My family and I did everything we could to make her feel comfortable, but we couldn't bring her the thing she wanted most: our family cat Capucine.

Read the full article on CNET.com.