Iristick Telemedicine Glasses

  • Institution Country: Belgium
  • Implementation Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Sector: Health, Life Saving Information
  • Funding Stage: Proof of Concept

Remote Healthcare Assistance with Smart Glasses
by Iristick

Physician in the Democratic Republic of the Congo speaks to patients remotely, through laptop.The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has complex and long standing humanitarian crises with about 13 million people in dire need of assistance. With less than one physician for every 10,000 people in DRC, and even fewer in conflict areas, rural health facilities are left without skilled staff and lack access to essential quality healthcare. This results in high morbidities, such as women and newborns dying during childbirth, and the rapid spread of disease epidemics due to inaccurate field diagnoses.

Iristick smart glasses take the portability of optical wear and the e-health solution 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.