April 10, 2019 – Vuzix Corporation has announced a strategic partnership with video telehealth company VSee Lab Inc. (VSee) to introduce a telehealth and telemedicine smart glasses solution for Vuzix’ M300XL and Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses.
VSee provides a HIPAA-compliant video telehealth and telemedicine video conferencing solution that is used by more than 1,000 telemedicine companies across the globe, including MDLIVE, Walgreens, McKesson, International SOS and DaVita, as well as numerous healthcare systems such as Ascension, HealthPartners, Sutter, Trinity and Sentara. VSee was also selected by NASA to be the exclusive video conference solution on the International Space Station (ISS) as a result of its usability and its ability to adapt to poor network conditions. It has been used by astronauts on board the ISS since 2014.
“The VSee telemedicine video conferencing platform is easy and simple to use. We are excited to offer a telemedicine video conferencing smart glasses hardware option to our existing customers, first responders and to VSee’s extensive telemedicine customer base,” said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix.
“While VSee previously worked with some early generation smart glasses solutions, the technology was not ready for telemedicine. We feel very privileged now to be partnering with Vuzix with its mature smart glasses offerings. Telemedicine video conferencing through smart glasses from Vuzix is a natural progression from tablets and computers for our customers. We are excited to begin realizing telehealth smart glasses applications from remote training on imaging technology (CTs, ultrasounds) and inserting IVs to telesurgery to AR-enhanced video visits. We look forward to continued collaboration between our two companies,” said Milton Chen, Chief Executive Officer at VSee.
The VSee telehealth and telemedicine solution for the Vuzix M300XL and Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses is expected to be commercially available during the second quarter of 2019.
VSee will be showcasing the telehealth and telemedicine smart glasses solution on the Vuzix M300XL and Vuzix Blade at the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) 2019 annual conference and expo in New Orleans April 14-16th.
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