Recent natoinal data show that 31.8% of US children and adolescents aged 2-19 years in 2009-2010 are overweight/obese, in putting them at increased risk of breast cancer and other cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression, and a host of other diseases. Althought point-of-care interventions to treat obesity can be extremely effective, nearly 80% of pediatricians report frustration with th elack of available therapies available to them to treat pediatric obesity. Therefore, we are going to use existing open-source robotics technologies (the NAO robot) to develop a novel, engaging, scalable, and deployable point-of-care exercise experience for overweight and obese youth.

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