Vuzix smart glasses connect Hippo medical networks

  • February 1, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson

Seattle-based Hippo Technologies is collaborating with augmented reality (AR) firm Vuzix to connect global surgeons and healthcare providers with medical networks and virtual care services using Vuzix M400 and M4000 smart glasses.

Hippo Virtual Care is an interoperable platform connecting enterprise systems, databases, IoT devices, wearables and technologies to bridge the gap between physical care and virtual care. Its products include hands-free, voice-activated Vuzix smart glasses and other head-worn devices along with HIPAA and GDPR compliant software that allows clinicians to communicate and videoconference in real time.

Remote colleagues and students can search medical records, and automatically access files and imaging during patient examinations, procedures, consultations and rounding. Hippo Virtual Care can improve clinical efficiency, enabling faster triage, smarter clinical decision making and enhanced engagement with patients.

“Hippo Virtual Care unlocks a new paradigm of mobile computing using hands-free and voice-centric smart glasses offerings that fit the evolution taking place in healthcare and deliver on the promise of virtual care regardless of distance, time and training,” said Brian Hamilton, president and co-founder of Hippo Technologies. “We look forward to the continued collaboration and partnership with Vuzix.”

Paul Travers, president and CEO of Vuzix, added: “We are very pleased to expand our partner’s healthcare portfolio and welcome Hippo Technologies as a Vuzix smart glasses platform partner to support their network of healthcare professionals to deliver medical and surgical services through the use of Vuzix smart glasses.”

New York-based Vuzix supplies smart glasses and AR technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets. Products include personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable viewing experience, provide options for mobility, wearable displays and AR. Vuzix holds 179 patents and patents pending and numerous IP licences in the video eyewear field.

Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company with offices in New York, UK and Japan.