The EU- commissioned EIT Health Initiative is financially 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.

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.

Effective January 1, 2018, the development of EmergencyEye® will be co-funded by EIT Health, one of the world's largest public health initiatives initiated by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, a European Union boody. Implemented in an international consortium of 11 partners, EmergencyEye® aims to reliably guarantee remote access to smartphone-based information and functionality in health and emergency situations. While the funded RAMSES (Remote Access to Medical Information on Smartphones during Emergencies and Health CriseS) project is developing and standardizing the interface and platform for the interaction between dispatch centers and smartphones, the project will directly yield in the life-saving product EmergencyEye®. The goal is to make the product EmergencyEye® available to people in health crises and emergency situations in 2019.

EIT Health, as part of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology of the European Union, supports consortia in the development of health technology projects. EIT Health thereby promotes entrepreneurial talent and supports new ideas by bringing together actors from the "knowledge triangle" of business, education and research in order to increase the innovation capacity of EU countries and thereby contribute to sustainable economic growth in Europe.
In the bidding round of the Innovation by Ideas programme of EIT Health for 2018, the consortium around Corevas GmbH & CO.KG has prevailed against numerous proposals with the development of the platform RAMSES and the product EmergencyEye® and not only receives an important financing for the realization of the potentially lifesaving project but will also engage with the knowledge community to cocreate the technical solution, as planned within an international hackathon early 2018. Additionally, the consortium around Corevas GmbH & Co.KG will continuously promote entrepreneurship among students, young professionals and scientists.
The leading partner of Corevas GmbH & CO.KG in the project RAMSES 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). Other project partners are BIONRW Clustermanagement GmbH, ISE mbH, Liki Mobile Solution and the Nofer Institute in Lodz.

The context
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 alone1. 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, only2,3.

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®.

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®.



EmergencyEye® has been founded within Corevas by Viktor Huhle (Student for International Business Administration at Otto Beisheim School of Management WHU) as part of his thesis at the Academy for junior management at the Business School Neuss, FOM.

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.



Sylvie Bove, Chief Executive Officer of EIT-Health e.V. met Viktor Huhle during the reception of the euVention summer school, an EIT-Health supported Summer School for Innovation in chronic diseases, September 2017.

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