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Dell Children’s patients put Dell, Inc.’s latest technology, the Dell Streak 7 tablet, to the test. The result – a success!
The hospital is one of 24 organizations in the United States to be awarded an $80,000 Dell, Inc. Powering the Possible technology and funding grant, which included a donation of 65 tablets.
Tablets used by the hospital’s Texas Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity are pre-programmed with health games and wellness resource apps to empower children with health information and encourage them to take steps to improve their well-being. For patients admitted to the hospital, games on the tablets help ease their fears and anxieties.
“Incorporating Dell technology into our programs allows us to maximize every moment we have with our patients, to help them gain as much as possible from their clinic visit,” said Dr. Stephen Pont, medical director, Dell Children’s Texas Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity. “The Dell Streak 7 tablets offer a convenient resource for patients to access information on nutrition, exercise and mental health – three important components in supporting healthy lifestyles.”
Dell’s Powering the Possible grant program aims to close the technology gap between the “haves” and “have nots” by placing Dell technology in underserved communities while working with non-profit organizations to teach information and technology skills to power lifelong learning.