Vuzix Corporation has collaborated with Ohana One and TeleVU to provide critical support to medical personnel in war-torn Ukraine. Doctors and other medical professionals there have been overwhelmed by the large number of military and civilian casualties encountered since Russia first invaded the country. For its part, Vuzix has donated a number of M400 smart glasses, which will run TeleVU software and be administered through Ohana One’s ongoing borderless mentor/mentee effort.
Using the offered solution, doctors in Ukraine will be able to share their surgical fields directly with connected medical professionals around the world, including live studio-quality feeds, recorded videos and high-definition images, as well as subsequently write on top of captured images. The doctors connecting to them can offer commentary and written instructions, as well use their hands to point out areas that need special attention or direction, all as if they were right in the operating room. The smart glasses and TeleVU’s software create an environment where medical professionals from around the world can be available in live time during the surgery, preoperative planning, and post-operative monitoring.
“The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine has been devastating and we felt that one of the best ways Vuzix could offer the country assistance is to support their efforts in treating their wounded,” said Paul Travers, President and CEO of Vuzix. “With the country’s doctors, nurses and facilities inundated with casualties in many regions, our smart glasses and the remote medical support they can provide through Ohana One’s extensive network of surgeons will help facilitate the best medical treatment possible under their extremely tough conditions.”