InnovationAus Awards: Coviu leads in a banner year for telehealth
Coviu, a commercialisation project of CSIRO, was cofounded in 2016 by Dr Pfeiffer and the company’s chief technologist Nathan Oehlman. Coviu and CSIRO are finalists in the InnovationAus 2021 Awards for Excellence in the MedTech and Biotechnology category.
Coviu in fact stands for ‘Collaborative Viewing’ – the core functionality of the telehealth platform.
If you have accessed a GP or specialist or psychology service online over the last couple of years, you’ve probably already used a Coviu product and don’t even know it. The software is designed to be completely skinned in the branding of your healthcare provider.
But Coviu is far more than just a video conferencing service. It’s more like an augmented reality telehealth platform. Yes, you can conduct video appointments with patients, but you can also administer diagnostic testing via artificial intelligence augmented reality features.
“It gives them medical devices inside the video call that they can use,” Dr Pfeiffer says.
These include things like standardised therapeutic assessments for speech therapy and range of motion assessments.
The company recently received a $6.5 million grant from the Medical Research Future Fund to expand their services to include a reliable wound care assessment tool.