Overlay showing that IVs are like bendy straws

Intravenous (IV) therapy

avatar explains that radiology tech can view patient on a monitor whilst having MRI scan

MRI scans

Avatar explains numbing cream in blood draw storybook

Blood draws

avatar having proton beam therapy

Proton beam therapy

Xploro storybooks

Xploro presents young patients with a wide range of diagnostic and treatment experiences. Their avatar friend guides them through each one, step by step and in doing so Xploro demystifies procedures which are often stressful and intimidating to kids.

The equipment we introduce to children is realistic and modeled on typical kit found in healthcare settings around the world. We’ve included some of the sounds a patient will hear during a procedure as well as variations in manufacturer designs.

Xploro also provides supporting content, including the chatbot and games, in order to offer additional information or a new perspective on each of the procedures.


Xploro’s approach centers on three pivotal concerns many children have.

  • Their role — What will happen to me and what do I have to do?
  • The experience — What will it feel like?
  • Coping strategies — What can I do to make it less scary?

The patient sees the experience from the avatar’s perspective which helps prepare them for what it will be like when it’s their turn.

Their avatar friend uses straightforward, age-appropriate language to explain what the equipment does and describe how the experience feels.

The avatar also offers advice to make the experience less stressful and to reduce the need for repeat procedures.


We’re always adding more storybooks to Xploro. Currently we have the following:

  • Intra-venous (IV) therapy
  • X-rays
  • Radiation therapy mask making
  • MRIs
  • CT Scans (with and without contrast)
  • Proton Beam Therapy
  • Linear Accelerators (LINAC)
  • Bedside patient monitors
  • Blood draws
  • Ultrasound
  • Ambulatory surgery
  • Sleep studies
  • Port access
  • Sedation

Bespoke options

Need something tailormade? Xploro will design and build a bespoke treatment experience modeled on your organization’s environment and equipment.

Get in touch for a quote.