WIVI solution, designed by e-Health Technical Solutions (eHTS), is the first solution to assess and improve children visual dysfunctions. The co-founders are proud to publish WIVI’s interview done by Joaquim Elcacho, journalist from La Vanguardia, one of the most relevant Spanish newspaper, on May 5th of 2019.
This business initiative was born in 2016 and it is growing thanks to different sources of funding: on one hand by the founders financing and on the other hand, private investment led by a German venture capital and a Spanish company. And they also had received national and international public funding, such as ENISA or SME Instrument phase I from Horizon 2020 of the European Commission and more than 25 awards, for example the Josemi Azkoitia Award from EIT Health Headstart.
The co-founders really appreciate all the support that they are receiving from all the public statements, large and medium companies, accelerators and universities that are helping them and the national and international recognition as an startup focused on health, technology and social impact sectors.
As the interviewer mentions, the solution developed by eHTS is called WIVI and its founders define it as “a solution with clinical 3D based on artificial intelligence and IBM Watson that provides a complete visual cognitive assessment and training of visual dysfunctions and reading skills at an affordable price while you have an engaging visual experience”, including a personalized plan for each patient and specialist.
Prof. Juan Carlos Ondategui-Parra, PhD, co-founder and Optometrist, explains that “our system focuses on the neuronal and psychic areas and it is aimed to assess and solve all those visual dysfunctions.”
According to the American Academy of Optometry and British Council, 10% of children have severe visual dysfunction which are affecting their quality of life as well as their academic and profesional development. “Until now, 50% are undiagnosed and only 2% of the users are treated due to lack of resources and subjective measures. WIVI offers to the specialists an objective, real-time, easy, comfortable, fast and engaging solution at an affordable price to work with and get objective results in all the visual areas” stands out Mrs. Eva García Ramos, CEO and co-founder of eHTS.
WIVI’s founders want to thank La Vanguardia and Joaquim Elcacho for being interested in their company, making visible the relevance of assessment and improvement of visual dysfunctions at early ages and recovering those children to a normal quality of life.
You can read the complete interview here.