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Working with the startup No Isolation, we have designed a new proposal for their existing product, the AV1 - an avatar used in educational and social settings for long term sick children. To help prevent social isolation and loneliness the avatar represents the child when they are not able to be physically present. The avatar needs to be able to join in where the child cannot. We have investigated how the existing solution works and identified challenges. Our insights showed that the technical functions and concept of the AV1 is strong and well thought out, however the physical shape and materiality of the avatar prevents them from being utilized and prevents users from using it as intended. Our diploma is within the field of tangible interaction and product design, this has given us many areas to explore. We have specifically focused on the users interacting with the avatar, how to transport and include the Avatar, and how to read information from it and exploring material use.