How Extended reality (XR) and Smart Glasses can help advance healthcare

Extended reality (XR) is one of the key technologies shaping up the future of healthcare. The utilization of XR in the industry is clearly showing signs that it can diminish costs, increase access, and improve outcomes for individuals around the globe. XR solutions with the help of Smart Glasses can address and help with some of the biggest challenges of the healthcare sector by offering real time remote (surgical) support and remote training amongst other things.

A presentation by Bart Verreydt, CCO at Iristick.

Interview

Question 1: What drives you?
I have a passion for people, healthcare & technology. Being able to combine all 3 of them with my entrepreneurial activities and that way helping to advance healthcare is what drives & motivates me.

Question 2: Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
To learn how Extended reality (XR) and Smart Glasses can help overcome some of the biggest challenges of the healthcare industry.

Question 3: What emerging technologies / trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Extended Reality (XR) and wearable technology like Smart Glasses are two of the key technologies shaping up the future of (tele)healthcare.

Question 4: What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
The utilization of Extended Reality (XR) and Smart Glasses in the healthcare industry is clearly showing signs that it can diminish costs, increase access, and improve outcomes for individuals around the globe.

Question 5: What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Security legislation like GDPR or HIPAA compliance and adoption of new ways of working might slow down the broader roll out.

About Bart Verreydt
Experienced business leader with 20+ years of experience in sales, marketing, operations, general management, business transformation & internationally scaling, and this in different B2B industries across different geographies within multinationals such as 3M, Kimberly-Clark and Owens & Minor, as well as in start-ups such as Iristick. Last 8 years active in the healthcare sector commercializing surgical & infection prevention solutions as well as technology innovations. Proud dad and Passionate Runner.

About Iristick
Iristick develops and manufactures industrial & medical smart glasses to support enterprises in their digital transformation, to empower the deskless workforce of the future through assisted reality, and to help shape & create industry 4.0 & eHealth.

What really motivates us is to create topnotch tools for the connected workforce of the future to reduce errors and increase productivity. Frontline workers and field operators are connected in real-time with remote experts, zooming in on the smallest details, … all to get the job done better, faster and more efficient.

Iristick smart glasses are ruggedized, certified safety glasses with 2 cameras, a powerful optical zoom lens, barcode scanner, voice commands, unrestricted field of view and ‘full-shift’ battery capacity. All combined in a unique & comfortable design and enabling hands-free operations in 3 domains:

1) ‘Remote Assistance’ or ‘See-What-I-See’ allows an expert to remotely support a colleague during field maintenance and remote training, or for telemedicine & home care nursing purposes, or for providing medical procedure assistance in the operating room.
2) ‘Digital work instructions’ provide hands-free instructions and inspection guidance in the manufacturing industry, ensuring all processes are strictly followed, driving less manufacturing errors and increased quality assurance.
3) ‘Pick-by-Vision’ is the new way of operating logistics warehouses and ensures quicker pick times with fewer errors.

Iristick smart glasses are currently being used and tested by customers all around the world across different industries like in manufacturing, healthcare, telemedicine, field services, logistics, biopharma, oil & gas, utilities and education. Together with our software partners we aim to deliver the highest quality solutions for remote assistance, step-by-step workflow guidance and pick-by-vision.

Iristick, based in Antwerp (Belgium) and New York (US) supports customers globally.

Bart Verreydt is speaker at the 2022 edition of the 3D Medical Printing Series.

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