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A Cheadle based translation company has partnered with a Manchester app to help child cancer patients worldwide to better understand their disease.
Dom Raban created the Xploro platform after his daughter was diagnosed with cancer in 2011, aged 13. After discovering most of the information and guidance on child cancers is aimed at adults, rather than the patients themselves, Dom – who has 30 years’ experience managing digital and creative agencies – set about developing the app in 2015 to help empower child cancer patients.
Now, with support from The Translation People, based in Cheadle, the app has been launched in Spain, the USA and will soon be used by the World Child Cancer charity to distribute it across Africa.
Working with the experts at The Translation People, all content within Xploro has been translated into different languages, ensuring users in each new territory are presented with the content in their own language, tailored specifically for children.
The Xploro uses artificial intelligence, augmented reality and gaming to teach young cancer patients about their condition, enabling them to ‘meet’ the people who’ll be treating them and ask questions about their treatment to minimise anxiety about the disease and make receiving care a more comfortable experience.