Healthcare

Verizon is helping provide healthcare professionals with greater access to treatment information, real-time access to critical patient data in emergencies, and life-empowering assistive technologies.

  • Visionary Solutions for the Visually Impaired

    Visus technology and Verizon are partnering to market life-enhancing tools that provide accessibility and higher levels of independence to the blind and visually impaired customers

    CHALLENGE
    Blind and visually impaired individuals often have to rely on others for help with basic life tasks such as navigating an unfamiliar room, matching clothing or reading a menu at a restaurant. Technology exists that can help, but it often involves purchasing expensive singular devices for each purpose or carrying heavy equipment and power cords around that can sometimes make users stand out in social settings.
    ANSWER
    Visus Technology, Inc. is developing Velasense—a mobile application suite that uses the Verizon 4G LTE network and smartphones with advanced cameras and sensors—to deliver real-time feedback to users about people, objects and surroundings, including through tools for recognizing text, colors, currency, barcodes, and familiar faces. Useful information can also be stored in the Verizon Cloud for playback on command.
    IMPACT
    This application suite was recently tested at the Carroll Center for the Blind, and even the simple act of connecting students to social media offered a new level of social interaction. These solutions will not only help to improve the ease of daily life for customers, but will also help them find new ways of engaging with others, and can enable greater access to education, employment opportunities and life-changing independence. The next generation of solutions may include a hands-free, audio-controlled headset that can operate like a "seeing digital assistant."

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Visionary Solutions for the Visually Impaired

Visus technology and Verizon are partnering to market life-enhancing tools that provide accessibility and higher levels of independence to the blind and visually impaired customers

CHALLENGE
Blind and visually impaired individuals often have to rely on others for help with basic life tasks such as navigating an unfamiliar room, matching clothing or reading a menu at a restaurant. Technology exists that can help, but it often involves purchasing expensive singular devices for each purpose or carrying heavy equipment and power cords around that can sometimes make users stand out in social settings.
ANSWER
Visus Technology, Inc. is developing Velasense—a mobile application suite that uses the Verizon 4G LTE network and smartphones with advanced cameras and sensors—to deliver real-time feedback to users about people, objects and surroundings, including through tools for recognizing text, colors, currency, barcodes, and familiar faces. Useful information can also be stored in the Verizon Cloud for playback on command.
IMPACT
This application suite was recently tested at the Carroll Center for the Blind, and even the simple act of connecting students to social media offered a new level of social interaction. These solutions will not only help to improve the ease of daily life for customers, but will also help them find new ways of engaging with others, and can enable greater access to education, employment opportunities and life-changing independence. The next generation of solutions may include a hands-free, audio-controlled headset that can operate like a "seeing digital assistant."

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  • Improving Global Healthcare

    Verizon, the University of Virginia Health Systems and the Swinfen Charitable Trust Join Forces to Help Improve Healthcare Access for Those in Need

    CHALLENGE
    One of the greatest challenges facing our world is the wide disparity of access to the latest medical advances in healthcare. Doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals sometimes lack knowledge about or access to the most current treatment information from medical specialists.
    ANSWER
    Verizon, the University of Virginia Health Systems and the Swinfen Charitable Trust are partnering together to help remove the barriers of distance and improve access to healthcare knowledge around the world. Verizon’s Cloud Services will enhance delivery of a global telemedicine platform started by UVA and Swinfen Charitable Trust. The program will also fund mobile connectivity to allow doctors around the world to access and consult with world-class specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of their patients.
    IMPACT
    Verizon technology helps improve and expand the capabilities of the Swinfen Charitable Trust. With greater connectivity and enhanced cloud storage the process of review, evaluation and consultation is significantly accelerated. This project is a big step toward helping equalize access to expert specialty care for those who need it most.

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Improving Global Healthcare

Verizon, the University of Virginia Health Systems and the Swinfen Charitable Trust Join Forces to Help Improve Healthcare Access for Those in Need

CHALLENGE
One of the greatest challenges facing our world is the wide disparity of access to the latest medical advances in healthcare. Doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals sometimes lack knowledge about or access to the most current treatment information from medical specialists.
ANSWER
Verizon, the University of Virginia Health Systems and the Swinfen Charitable Trust are partnering together to help remove the barriers of distance and improve access to healthcare knowledge around the world. Verizon’s Cloud Services will enhance delivery of a global telemedicine platform started by UVA and Swinfen Charitable Trust. The program will also fund mobile connectivity to allow doctors around the world to access and consult with world-class specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of their patients.
IMPACT
Verizon technology helps improve and expand the capabilities of the Swinfen Charitable Trust. With greater connectivity and enhanced cloud storage the process of review, evaluation and consultation is significantly accelerated. This project is a big step toward helping equalize access to expert specialty care for those who need it most.

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  • Enhancing Healthcare Delivery

    Making Every Second Count With in Motion Technology and Verizon

    CHALLENGE
    If a patient receives treatment within the first hour of an accident, their chances of survival dramatically improve. To meet the challenge of enabling healthcare providers to evaluate patients more quickly, Verizon and In Motion are making significant contributions to the mobile healthcare sector by enhancing communication between doctors, patients, and emergency response services.
    ANSWER
    Partnering with In Motion Technology, Verizon is delivering solutions to monitor the location of emergency response vehicles, and dispatch the closest vehicle to the scene of an accident. Equipped with mobile routers, EMS vehicles function as mobile hotspots, allowing agencies to transmit vital patient data, over Verizon’s 4G LTE network, back to the hospital ER, resulting in shorter response times and accelerated patient care.
    IMPACT
    The Verizon 4G LTE network allows hospitals and first responders to quickly collaborate so that ER physicians are better prepared for patients before their arrival. In addition, this innovative wireless technology helps agencies improve emergency vehicle response times. Advanced preparations and quicker dispatch of emergency vehicles helps to accelerate care and can improve outcomes.

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Enhancing Healthcare Delivery

Making Every Second Count With in Motion Technology and Verizon

CHALLENGE
If a patient receives treatment within the first hour of an accident, their chances of survival dramatically improve. To meet the challenge of enabling healthcare providers to evaluate patients more quickly, Verizon and In Motion are making significant contributions to the mobile healthcare sector by enhancing communication between doctors, patients, and emergency response services.
ANSWER
Partnering with In Motion Technology, Verizon is delivering solutions to monitor the location of emergency response vehicles, and dispatch the closest vehicle to the scene of an accident. Equipped with mobile routers, EMS vehicles function as mobile hotspots, allowing agencies to transmit vital patient data, over Verizon’s 4G LTE network, back to the hospital ER, resulting in shorter response times and accelerated patient care.
IMPACT
The Verizon 4G LTE network allows hospitals and first responders to quickly collaborate so that ER physicians are better prepared for patients before their arrival. In addition, this innovative wireless technology helps agencies improve emergency vehicle response times. Advanced preparations and quicker dispatch of emergency vehicles helps to accelerate care and can improve outcomes.

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