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M100 Smart Glasses by Vuzix Play Important Part in Octovis' Portable Telemedicine Platform
Wearable Tech World Feature Article
May 21, 2015
M100 Smart Glasses by Vuzix Play Important Part in Octovis' Portable Telemedicine Platform
By Joe Rizzo
TMCnet Contributing Writer

Today, thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), many aspects of a patient’s care can be monitored from any location. Octovis is a company that believes that telemedicine could be the single-most important opportunity there is to change the face of healthcare. The fact that patients can be treated from a remote location opens modern medical care to the world at the press of a button.

It is with this in mind that Octovis created a telemedicine platform called Telle. Essentially, Telle is a kit that contains a tablet, which can be considered the brains, hands-free eyewear, stethoscope, pulse oximeter, EKG and remote physician dashboard.

The combination of HD video, multiple providers and live telemetry, could make this kit one of the most effective lifesaving platforms around today. Ryan Macy, who is the president and CEO of Octovis Inc, said "We created Telle as a way to extend the reach of physicians while not sacrificing medical context in the name of efficiency, an aspect inherent in many telemedicine approaches." 

Octovis has been deploying its Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) compliant mobile telemedicine platform to several medical facilities throughout the U.S. Earlier this week, Octovis announced that it has formed a new partnership with Vuzix.

As you may recall, Vuzix manufactures and sells computer display devices and software. Vuzix personal display devices are used for mobile and immersive augmented reality. The Vuzix M100 smart glasses have been available since 2013 and will now become part of the Telle platform.

Macy made the following remarks concerning the new partnership, "With the Vuzix M100 and our other integrated devices, we are able to create a truly immersive engagement for patient care. This has led to improvements across the board, one of the most significant being measurable reductions in hospital readmissions for the post-acute care market. The Vuzix M100 adds a point of view perspective to the most important focus, the patient."

While the IoT has made it possible to monitor many aspects of a patient’s care, such as reordering a prescription, or knowing when a patient has fallen down, or if the heartbeat becomes irregular, it is mostly informational. The Octovis Telle kit takes it a step further and brings the examination room to the patient’s bedside.

President and CEO of Vuzix, Paul Travers, said, "This partnership underscores how our M100 technology continues to enable advances in the medical field, an area that remains a focus for Vuzix. We are excited to see Octovis shipping Telle as medical professionals can now utilize our smart glasses technology with Octovis' Telle application to share critical patient information in real-time to vastly improve the quality of remote patient care."

If you are interested in hands-on experience with smartglasses such as the Vuzix M100, or if you just want to see some of the new developments in the world of wearable technology, drop by this year’s Wearable Tech Expo in July. The event will run from July 13, through the 15th at the Jacob Javits Center.

Edited by Dominick Sorrentino

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