Crozer Health becomes first hospital to utilize ThirdEye’s Mixed Reality Smart Glasses and RespondEye platform for first responders

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January 25, 2022 – ThirdEye, a provider of augmented and mixed reality (AR/MR) enterprise solutions, has today announced its partnership with Crozer Health to bring an end-to-end mixed reality product suite to its hospital system.

The new partnership will see ThirdEye’s MR solution used in a healthcare setting for the first time, providing doctors with immediate access to patients and granting them the ability to assist first responders with treatment instructions prior to patient transportation to the hospital. This is made possible due to the fact that doctors will have access to patient condition reports via ThirdEye’s X2 MR Glasses running the company’s ‘RespondEye’ platform.

ThirdEye stated that it developed its custom augmented reality RespondEye software for first responders by working in close collaboration with Crozer Health’s paramedics and doctors, and by connecting RespondEye to EMS backend systems to display custom EMS protocols. According to the company, the RespondEye platform is cross compatible, running on ThirdEye’s X2 MR Glasses as well as iOS/Android phones, tablets and web browsers.

Commenting on the platform and the partnership, Bruce Egan, Chief of Crozer Emergency Medical Services, said: “Our EMS team worked closely with ThirdEye to implement augmented reality remote assistance for frontline medics. By using augmented and mixed reality, we can enable hands-free remote assistance to enhance the care provided for our patients.” He added, “We’re continuing to collaborate with ThirdEye to keep adding new first responder specific features.”

Nick Cherukuri, CEO and Founder of ThirdEye, said: “At ThirdEye, we tailor our software and hardware to meet the needs of those on the frontline. To have the most impact in the healthcare industry and aid in the fight against COVID-19, we obtained our HIPAA certification for the X2 MR Glasses and RespondEye platform for first responders. This ensures that patient data is securely accessed and that medics have the tools needed to succeed.”

Peter J. Adamo, Chief Executive Officer at Crozer Health, showed his support of the new partnership with ThirdEye by stating: “We see great potential and value in introducing ThirdEye’s augmented reality healthcare solutions to our emergency response teams with the goal of improving the overall health and safety of our communities. With telehealth technology on our side, we believe that we will begin to see further improvements in emergency patient care and better outcomes for our patients.”

ThirdEye announced the availability of its RespondEye software for its X2 MR Glasses last year. Features of the X2 MR Glasses that complement the tools that the RespondEye platform offers first responders and healthcare workers include a built-in thermal sensor that gives doctors the capability to complete thermal scans of patients and take live temperature readings to detect elevated body temperatures, all whilst being hands-free.

For more information on ThirdEye and its augmented and mixed reality solutions for first responders, visit the company’s website.

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