RedZinc is raising €300,000 to accelerate growth

Dublin-based technology company RedZinc has developed a wearable video camera and secure web portal to facilitate real-time video streaming in healthcare.

Healthcare video firm RedZinc is raising €300,000 through a crowdfunding campaign on Spark Crowdfunding, with €150,000 raised in just one week.

The company has developed a wearable video camera and secure web portal to facilitate real-time video streaming and remote access for healthcare and other industries.

“RedZinc is at the forefront of developing innovative medical technology in Ireland”

Using RedZinc’s technology paramedics can securely send real-time video and audio from the scene of an accident to an expert in a hospital such as the chief medical officer on call, who can help them assess the person. This can be crucial when the injured person’s health is deteriorating and every second matters.

The technology was also used during Covid-19, to prevent lots of people going into a ward and spreading the infection. One person went in and others elsewhere in the hospital were able to see what that one person saw as a result of the wearable camera and web portal.

Innovative tech

First-aid responders can send a real-time video using a wearable camera to a remote expert, such as a hospital Chief Medical Officer. The real-time video along with the audio enables enhanced assessment, and quicker and more efficient decision-making.

Similarly, a medical professional can use the technology to observe the patient in isolation while relaying video in real-time to a medical team of experts elsewhere in the hospital.

The company’s technology has facilitated 30,000 consultations to date and is currently being used for 800 calls per week. 

Founded by Donal Morris, RedZinc’s BlueEye Handsfree Video platform facilitates remote training, consultation or expert advice via point of view live video with the help of a wearable camera and a secure web portal.

For example, Tallaght University Hospital deployed BlueEye Handsfree during the pandemic to assist nurses and doctors on wards in assessing and treating patients in isolation rooms. The video enables the medical professional to observe the patient while relaying video in real-time to a medical team of experts.

This prevented medical staff creating unnecessary traffic in ward areas and reduced the spread of infection while delivering patient care. It also saved time and the unnecessary use of PPE gear usage as only one member of staff was necessary to enter the isolation room and transmit the video data back to the rest of the medical team on a computer monitor.

“RedZinc is at the forefront of developing innovative medical technology in Ireland,” said Spark Crowdfunding CEO Chris Burge.

“The company attracted almost €150,000 in funding within 24 hours of launching their crowdfunding campaign, showing the value of their offering is clear.”

John Kennedy
Award-winning ThinkBusiness.ie editor John Kennedy is one of Ireland's most experienced business and technology journalists.

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