The EIT Health Germany success story: EmergencyEye®

EmergencyEye®, developed by the EIT Health RAMSES consortium is a software designed to allow ambulance dispatchers to have better communication with patients and bystanders in the field. The innovation, which supports emergency dispatchers with speedy geolocation, diagnosis and audio-visual guidance of resuscitation measures, is now since end of January officially used at DRK-Landesschule Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

This success story has been a real teamwork: The team’s external partners provided some of the technical know-how for developing the system. Internal partners included BIO Clustermanagement NRW GmbH of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), a governmental organisation that promotes health innovation and one of the founding associate partners in EIT Health. The team also included a research centre, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, based in Lodz, Poland, and some of the leading universities in Europe.

The activities of RAMSES have included training for young innovators: The project organised a Summer School on healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as two hackathons, in which participants sought new solutions to the key challenge addressed by EmergencyEye: acute cardiac arrest. Another educational activity is a series of animated videos (TAPIR-TAPES) encouraging school children to help in an emergency.

The system supported by RAMSES is completely aligned with the basic goals of EIT Health because it uses new technologies to improve healthcare. It is also corresponds to the EIT Health Focus area of “Health Care Pathways”, because it holds out the promise to save the lives of people who would otherwise die of emergency conditions, like cardiac arrest.

The development of “EmergencyEye” is a true EIT Health success story: Rescue centers, e.g. in Neuss or the DRK state school in Pfalzgrafenweiler, already use the software in their daily work – and have been able to provide better and faster help in numerous emergencies. Since October 2018, EmergencyEye has been available to more than one million people and is used multiple times a day. The number of people benefiting from the digital emergency call system is expected to increase even further this year. Numerous other rescue centers are already interested in the mission: The goal is to provide more than four million people with EmergencyEye by April 2019.

To get more information on EmergencyEye® please read here (Geman only)

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