May 6, 2020 – Vuzix Corporation, a supplier of smart glasses and augmented reality (AR) technology and products, has announced that the company has received a replenishment order for M400 Smart Glasses orders from Gemvision to support their efforts to meet COVID-19 remote healthcare needs in the Netherlands.
The Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses with the Gemvision software, a private cloud-based platform, enables frontline healthcare providers to call and consult with a doctor while keeping their hands free to perform treatment. The Gemvision platform also comes equipped with a call center dashboard for external users and allows remote experts to collaborate and illustrate during live video sessions. According to Vuzix, the feedback from the medical community regarding Gemvision and the Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses solution has been very positive.
“You can describe a wound, but that is difficult. When someone looks at you, it helps enormously. When we really see something, it is much clearer what is going on with a person,” said Michiel Klitsie, a technical physician at Careaz homecare and user of the Gemvision/Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses solution. “As healthcare professionals, we are a major risk factor for transmitting the COVID19, in nursing homes for example, but we don’t have to be there when these glasses are used. You can also see more clients in less time.”
In addition to healthcare, Gemvision focuses on field service and industrial enterprise use cases by assisting with information sharing and offering live video. With the Gemvision solution, an office-based expert can see what an engineer is seeing through the Vuzix smart glasses, and can then draw on screen, clarify with text or voice, and instantly share screen information with on-site engineers and workers.
“The Gemvision remote wound care solution centered around the Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses not only allows for more efficient use of the health specialist’s time, but it also frees the patients from long and often painful visits to the hospital. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began we have experienced a surge in inbound digital health requests and adoption across healthcare is now scaling up nationwide,” stated Mark Smit, CEO and Founder of Gemvision.
Commenting on the announcement, Paul Travers, Vuzix President and Chief Executive Officer, said: “Gemvision is a long-standing partner of Vuzix that continues to innovate and deliver a valuable Vuzix smart glasses-based solution to customers in healthcare and enterprise.”
Gemvision was recently highlighted on RTL Nieuws, a Dutch television news service, and the complete story of how doctors are helping remotely with the Gemvision solution and the Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses can be seen here (in Dutch).
Image credit: Vuzix Corporation
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