Iristick provide smart glasses to nurses and midwives, connecting remote medical staff at rural health centers with expertise at a distance. The smart glasses consist of several cameras, a head-mounted display, and sensors to enable the glasses-wearer to operate hands-free and communicate in real-time with a distant expert, who is able to watch the operation in real-time. The smart glasses allow healthcare workers in remote areas and conflict zones to connect, in real time, with medical experts who can assist them with diagnosis, expertise, and guidance.

Irisick’s smart glasses take the portability of optical wear and the e-health solutions of telemedicine, to connect remote medical staff with global medical expertise. The smart glasses make the eyes and ears of healthcare workers in remote areas and conflict zones available in real-time to medical experts who can help diagnose, lend practical experience, or guide with their knowledge. Iristick has the potential to connect isolated medical staff with a global network of peer support and medical expertise. In areas where there is a shortage of skilled medical workers or specialists, Iristick’s telemedicine glasses could help connect those in remote areas with the global expertise they need to treat, manage and control the spread of COVID-19. The remote assistance of the smart-glasses enables remote healthcare workers to tap into an established network of expertise and resources, bridging a knowledge gap. Additionally, the support in rapid diagnosis means that healthcare workers receive assistance in diagnosis of the patient, reading the outcome of rapid tests and guiding through issues.

Iristick is currently funded by Humanitarian Grand Challenges in partnership with Memisa and running in Uganda.



Location Uganda
Solution stage Proof of concept developed
Business model Array
Organisations involved Iristick, Memisa, Grand Challenges Canada
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