The FirstNet partnership comes after ThirdEye successfully launched telehealth/telepresence pilot programmes with the Marcus Hook and Upper Merion Fire Departments in Pennsylvania
➨ First responders, including paramedics, use FirstNet for high-speed broadband service while out in the field
➨ The FirstNet Embedded IoT Program will see the ThirdEye telehealth solution include FirstNet connectivity
➨ ThirdEye’s telehealth/telepresence solution for first responders and emergency services includes X2 MR Glasses and the specially designed RespondEye software
First responders, including paramedics, use FirstNet, a public-private partnership between AT&T and government agency the First Responder Network Authority, for high-speed broadband service while out in the field.
The FirstNet Embedded IoT Program, which enables eligible devices to be combined with the platform to create a bundled, end-to-end solution for a single monthly fee for first responders, public safety agencies and others, will see the ThirdEye telehealth solution include FirstNet connectivity.
Wearing the US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-certified X2 MR Glasses, a paramedic in the field can directly contact a doctor for assistance. The doctor can then stream live video from the scene to be displayed on a computer, tablet or smartphone at the hospital via RespondEye. This allows the doctor to assess a patient and make treatment recommendations without having face-to-face contact.
RespondEye is cross-compatible and runs on ThirdEye X2 MR Glasses as well as iOS/Android phones, tablets and web browsers. The software is currently free to first responders with tiered pricing for data usage being released soon.
High-speed and reliable access
FirstNet connectivity guarantees RespondEye users “high-speed and reliable” access when facing emergencies, according to Nick Cherukuri, chief executive officer and founder of ThirdEye.
The FirstNet partnership comes after ThirdEye successfully launched telehealth/telepresence pilot programmes with the Marcus Hook and Upper Merion Fire Departments in Pennsylvania.
Cherukuri adds: “We continue to update the RespondEye’s features upon requests from the EMS teams as we work toward making the implementation of AR in healthcare the new norm.”
Scott Agnew, assistant vice president of product marketing for FirstNet at AT&T, comments: “We’re pleased to welcome ThirdEye as a member of our FirstNet IoT Embedded Program. This allows us to further our mission to deploy, operate, maintain, and enhance the only nationwide wireless platform dedicated to public safety and the extended community that supports public safety response.”
Last month, ThirdEye committed to increasing the range and scope of augmented and mixed reality software available to enterprise customers with a new investment fund.
Funding through the ThirdEye Investment Fund starts at $50,000 and the company says it intends to actively aid in the growth of qualifying companies through strong joint partnership and marketing opportunities, including the sharing of leads, and provide marketing, sales and support.