June 8, 2021 – ThirdEye, a provider of augmented and mixed reality (AR/MR) enterprise solutions, has today announced the availability of its X2 MR Glasses and RespondEye software on FirstNet, AT&T’s high-speed wireless broadband communications platform dedicated to America’s first responders. According to ThirdEye, the collaboration will enable first responders to quickly and securely obtain vital patient information through the company’s new telehealth solution.
FirstNet, built with AT&T, is a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) – an independent agency within the US federal government. It is designed with and for first responders and the public safety agencies and extended community that could be called on to support them.
The ThirdEye X2 MR Glasses and RespondEye software support access to the physically separate and dedicated FirstNet network core, which enables First Priority capabilities on FirstNet – always-on priority and, for first responders, preemption – and the FirstNet Band 14 spectrum. As part of the agreement through the FirstNet Embedded IoT Program the ThirdEye solution will include FirstNet connectivity. As a result, FirstNet customers using the X2 MR Glasses combined with FirstNet services will be able to access necessary critical connectivity in a reliable and secure manner.
ThirdEye’s X2 MR Glasses with the RespondEye custom AR software platform help prevent first responders from coming into contact with potential COVID-19 patients using the attachable FLIR (forward-looking infrared) thermal sensor to detect elevated body temperatures (a symptom of the disease). By using the smart glasses, medics can be hands-free and receive digital information displayed live in their field of view.
“Our telehealth software assists first responders with their everyday tasks while also equipping them with the technology to help protect them from COVID-19,” said Nick Cherukuri, CEO and founder of ThirdEye. “FirstNet provides first responders access to high-speed and reliable connectivity when facing emergencies. We continue to update the RespondEye’s features upon requests from the EMS teams as we work toward making the implementation of AR in healthcare the new norm.”
By wearing the smart glasses, a paramedic in the field can directly contact a doctor for assistance. The doctor can then stream live video from the scene to be displayed on a computer, tablet or smartphone at the hospital via the RespondEye platform. This allows the doctor to assess a patient and make treatment recommendations without having face-to-face contact. The RespondEye software is cross-compatible and runs on ThirdEye X2 MR Glasses as well as iOS/Android phones, tablets and web browsers. ThirdEye stated that the software is currently free to first responders with tiered pricing for data usage being released soon.
“We’re pleased to welcome ThirdEye as a member of our FirstNet IoT Embedded Program,” said Scott Agnew, Assistant Vice President, Product Marketing, FirstNet Program at AT&T. “This allows us to further our mission to deploy, operate, maintain, and enhance the only nationwide wireless platform dedicated to public safety and the extended community that supports public safety response.”
For more information on ThirdEye and its augmented and mixed reality solutions for first responders, visit the company’s website.
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