Not missing out on anything while being sick. A long stay in hospital is difficult, especially for children. Our avatar robots help our youngest patients in particular to remain in touch with outside life. With the robot Nao they can attend school lessons and meet their friends while staying in hospital to regain their health. So far there are six small helpers bringing some normalcy to the lives of seriously ill children.
"The Theodora Foundation puts a smile on children’s faces," the mother of a sick child hits the nail on the head. With conjuring tricks, games, stories and music, Theodora’s professional artists bring some light and hope to the dreary days that disabled children spend in a hospital or institution. With our support, 110,000 such visits can be made every year.
From a health perspective, two-thirds of Swiss people still do not move enough. At events at more than 200 urban venues, we surprised passers-by and playfully encouraged them to do more sport. Using interesting poster locations as ping pong tables, swings, integrated pull-up bars and much more, we motivated more than 20,000 people to move a little more.
Do I need a vaccination? What medical check-ups make sense? To stay healthy, you need to take difficult decisions very often. We help you do this. We present up-to-date and scientifically founded information in short videos and presentations that are made accessible to a wide public.
Helsana’s health forums have been set up to disseminate knowledge. Here, interested persons can obtain first-hand information by attending interesting lectures, panel discussions, exhibitions and tests relating to the most diverse topics. The first forum on the cardiovascular system held in Bern was attended by more than 350 visitors and was a resounding success.
Our health bus is a special mobile commitment. Touring through Switzerland, the bus offers free medical check-ups at many different locations. In the past year, Helsana’s experts travelled around to check up on people’s mental and cardiovascular health.