When you combine virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) with additional features including biosensors in industrial safety and medical applications, it’s called mixed reality (MR). We’ve written about a wide variety of VR and AR applications from surgical training to wireless AR/VR haptic gloves that help amputees feel texture. We also covered other health tech designed specifically for first responders such as smartwatches and handheld ultrasound units.

In early 2019 we wrote about ThirdEye’s X2 Vision second generation mixed reality glasses. The X2 glasses are packed with technology including three cameras, noise-cancelling microphones, three-axis gyroscopes, accelerometers, and compass. ThirdEye recently announced a number of applications and services to support mixed reality applications for first responders. ThirdEye’s RespondEye software enables first responders who use the X2 MR glasses to connect directly with physicians. The MR glasses are especially beneficial during the COVID-19 pandemic where close contact with individuals can be dangerous.

ThirdEye’s X2 MR glasses are HIPAA compliant and can connect with local hospital databases to access patient records in real-time. Improved communications via the glasses and ThirdEye’s new Mobile Device Management (MDM) software allows first responders to connect with specialists anywhere in the world with live feeds of what they are observing. The glasses can also accept an attachable thermal sensor for real-time thermography.

ThirdEye’s continued development of MR-technology-enabled hardware and platform software empowers first responders with real-time connections to medical personnel. The potential benefits in time and resource savings and in patient outcomes are wonderful.