By Kyle Melnick
Immersive tech could prove vital in emergency situations where every second counts.
Emergency medical technicians (EMT) in Japan are being equipped with augmented reality (AR) glasses as part of a trial program designed to highlight the benefits of immersive technology in emergency medical situations, and the results may be promising.
During the experimental program, select ambulances are given access to a Vuzix M400, lightweight smart glasses capable of projecting virtual images over the real-world, which EMTs can use to convey critical information to hospitals before their arrival via two-way audio and video calls.
By allowing doctors and nurses access to a patients vital signs, ECG readouts, and facial expressions in real-time, Vuzix claims that various departments can perform examinations and preliminary medical treatment before the ambulance even arrives. Hospital staff can also advice EMTs during in-transit emergency treatments, such as a blood transfusion or surgery.
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