EmergencyEye® at the CEBIT 2018 in Hannover
EmergencyEye®h, the first product developed by the EIT Health RAMSES consortium, was unveiled and shown to the public at the Cebit in Hannover on 11th to 15th June 2018
Prof. Dr. Guenter Huhle, founder of Corevas GmbH & CO.KG and professional wise Head of JLABS EMEA, Johnson & Johnson Innovation presented together with his team EmergencyEye® a technology and product innovation for managing emergency and crises situations. Corevas has been invited by Vodafone to join them in their CEBIT Pavillon 32 as an attractive show case of innovation in communication technology.
EmergencyEye® will enable people in health crises and emergency situations to share more comprehensive information including Geo-location and video live streams with professional service organizations and thereby receive timely and improved support and guidance.
“We are committed to make the product EmergencyEye® available to people in health crises and emergency situations already by end of 2018″, said Guenter Huhle.
The first 10 Emergency case control centers will be starting to test EmergencEye® by July 2018. The official launch in Germany is expected in the 4th Quarter this year.
The Corevas team received overwhelmingly positive feedback for EmergencyEye® not only from professional emergency case service providers but also from potential business partners who see in EmergencyEye® an innovation that can revolutionalise crises communication up to visually enriched service optimization for professional service providers.
The EU-commissioned EIT Health Initiative has been supporting the development of EmergencyEye®, a technology that will reliably guarantee remote access to smartphone-based information and functions in health crises and emergency situations.
The leading partner of Corevas GmbH & CO.KG in the development of EmergencyEye® is the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Other partners and leading international institutions in their fields are the RWTH Aachen University, the University of Cologne and the University Hospital Cologne, the Catholic University of Leuven and the Interuniversity Microelectronics Center in Leuven (imec), the BIO Clustermanagement NRW GmbH, ISE mbH, Liki Mobile Solution and the Nofer Institute in Lodz, Poland.
According to current figures of the German Reanimation Registry, between 30 and 90 people per 100,000 inhabitants suffer from sudden cardiac arrest every year in Germany alone. Less than 10% of these people survive this life-threatening situation, and these numbers have not changed significantly for years. We therefore speak of about 75,000 to 100,000 deaths per year as a result of sudden cardiac arrest or approximately 250 deaths per day in Germany, only.
In particular, in the situation of sudden cardiac arrest, the immediate use and quality of first aid measures has a significant impact on the survival and recovery opportunities of the victim. Currently lay helpers and bystanders use telecommunication technologies to inform emergency call centres by dialing the EU-wide number 112 or local emergency service numbers. In more than 60% of cases smartphones and thus high-performance computers are used for the connection between Emergency control centers. This is exactly where the EmergencyEye® solution developed by the start-up company Corevas GmbH & Co. KG aims to improve communication between bystanders and emergency control centers, by using all the technical functionalities of smartphones, in particular the transmission of video and GPS data, up to the transmission of vital sensoric data.
The transmission of this additional information extends the possibility of the diagnosis by the control center dispatcher and can thus both shorten the reaction time and increase the decision quality on the part of the dispatcher. Furthermore, the better insight into the event supports the dispatcher’s telephone support of the first responders in case of necessary resuscitation. As the previous use of telephone assisted resuscitation already clearly shows, this telephone support increases the readiness and the success of amateur animation. In addition, the audiovisual connection between the bystander and the control center dispatcher can be expected to significantly increase the rate of active resuscitation by the emergency witness and improve the chances of survival of people with cardiac arrest.
- EmergencyEye®- The product
EmergencyEye® consists of a remote access module that allows the dispatcher to remotely access and control the features of the bystander`s smartphone once bystanders have connected with the dispatch center.
EmergencyEye® will not replace the existing emergency call system, but enrich it with already available functionalities of smartphones like geo-location, video and vital sensoric functions.
EmergencyEye® will be the first system on the market that, in the event of an emergency call via smartphone makes extensive use of its technical capabilities via remote access and will transmit live video and GPS information directly from the emergency location and – with version 2.0 – inform the dispatcher with vital sensoric data from the site of the emergency case. This is currently not available through the purely language-based solutions.
In 2018, Corevas GmbH & Co. KG and the consortium will focus on the development of the technical solution and the technical/Medical scientific evaluation of EmergencyEye®.
- COREVAS GmbH & CO.KG
The Corevas GmbH & CO.KG was founded in 2015 by Prof. Dr. med. Günter Huhle (physician, scientist and head of International Business Development at Janssen / Johnson & Johnson) and Dipl. Des. Carola Petri (entrepreneur and designer) with the aim of inventing, developing and subsequently marketing products and services that use the opportunities of technological innovation to significantly increase the health of society.
The company prioritizes product ideas that can gain social significance. The particular strength of the Corevas is the networking and cooperation with various service providers, among others from business, politics and university institutions.
Since mid-2016, under the leadership of Carola Petri as CEO, Corevas has been focusing its activities with 6 employees on the development of the product EmergencyEye®. The Corevas team is committed to launch EmergencyEye® in Germany in 2018.
- EIT Health
EIT Health is one of the largest healthcare initiatives worldwide. The initative aims to sustainably advance the fundamentals of healthcare and thus promote suitable future conditions for healthy living, active ageing and improved wellbeing of people across Europe. EIT Health leverages the expertise of more than 140 member-organisations from the pharma, diagnostics and med tech fields, payers, insurances, research institutions and universities. By investing in Europe’s best entrepreneurial talents and ideas, EIT Health fosters the development and commercialization of smart product and service solutions in the health sector, addressing the challenges posed by demographic change and ageing societies.
More information about EIT Health can be found here: www.eithealth.eu