Vuzix Corporation (NASDAQ:VUZI) has partnered with the Children of War Foundation to further the access to medical and surgical education utilizing Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses to connect healthcare professionals and surgeons serving disadvantaged populations in coordination with US-based academic hospital institutions.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, much of the Children of War Foundation's ability to physically mobilize medical teams has slowed down due to travel restrictions, the company noted.
However, with the use of advanced smart glass technology and connectivity, the foundation is expanding its reach more than ever before, connecting team members to its network anytime, anywhere, thanks to Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses.
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Vuzix said that is being done in partnership with several organizations, including Novick Cardiac Alliance, Bernard Mevs Hospital Haiti, Ohana One, and multiple teaching hospitals within and outside the US to deliver access to remote medical and surgical education.
The company said the foundation is connecting its network of healthcare professionals across the US to healthcare professionals and surgeons in disadvantaged areas around the globe with Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses to train and mentor remotely.
"Children of War is excited to partner with Vuzix as our smart glasses supplier to assist our organization to carry out our mission of delivering transformational medical and surgical education through the use of Vuzix smart glasses technology. We can now provide support more quickly and be in places that COVID is preventing access, all at a fraction of the cost," said Amel Najjar, the foundation’s founder, in a statement.
Paul Travers, president and CEO of Vuzix, added: "We are very pleased to support Children of War Foundation's mission and their network of healthcare professionals to deliver medical and surgical education through the use of Vuzix Smart Glasses. To bring this kind of help to the world where and when it is needed is something Vuzix is proud to support."
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