Remote Healthcare Assistance with Smart Glasses
Iristick Telemedicine Glasses Humanitarian Grand Challenge
AREA member Iristick, AR provider manufacturing smart glasses, is featured as an innovator in the Humanitarian Grand Challenge, creating hope in conflict for their work taking the portability of optical wear and the e-health solution of telemedicine, to connect remote medical staff with global medical expertise.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has complex and long standing humanitarian crises with about 13 million people in dire need of assistance. With less than one physician for every 10,000 people in DRC, and even fewer in conflict areas, rural health facilities are left without skilled staff and lack access to essential quality healthcare. This results in high morbidities, such as women and newborns dying during childbirth, and the rapid spread of disease epidemics due to inaccurate field diagnoses.
Iristick smart glasses take the portability of optical wear and the e-health solution of telemedicine, to connect remote medical staff with global medical expertise. The smart glasses make the eyes and ears of healthcare workers in remote areas and conflict zones available in real time to medical experts who can help diagnose, lend practical experience, or guide with their knowledge. Iristick has the potential to connect isolated medical staff with a global network of peer support and medical expertise.
Iristick selected as finalist for remote ehealth smartglasses (September 2018)