Smart glass maker Vuzix has entered into a strategic partnership with VSee Lab, a San Jose-based video telehealth company, 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 operating all over the globe — including MDLIVE, Walgreens, McKesson, International SOS and DaVita, as well as numerous A-list 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) because of its usability and its ability to adapt to poor network conditions. It has been used by astronauts on board the ISS since 2014.
“Telemedicine video conferencing through smart glasses from Vuzix is a natural progression from tablets and computers for our customers,” Milton Chen, CEO of VSee, said in a statement. “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.”
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.