We began with two Stanford PhD students, Milton and Erika, who wanted to make remote work simple. Our light weight tool has given us the chance to deploy VSee for former President Obama’s Inauguration, for the Navy Seals, for Hillary Clinton and Angelina Jolie in their refugee work, for Ban Ki-Moon, Linkin Park, and many others.
Our telemedicine calling came in 2012 when we were invited to take VSee to the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Gabon. Shortly after arriving, Milton saw a young woman die 15 minutes after showing her heartbeat on his portable ultrasound. She was the victim of an overgrown tumor which would never have been allowed to grow so huge in the US. What if telemedicine had been available to her?
This question continues to drive our team today as we strive to overcome the barriers preventing telehealth from being an everyday experience. Telemedicine shouldn’t be another EMR nightmare, and doctors don’t need another app they won’t use. We’re here to help you create a telemedicine experience that’s as simple as shopping online. That’s what we do best.
We love traveling, and we love having opportunities to use our telemedicine platform for good.
Our Advisory Board
James Davis, PhD, Technical Advisor
James is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His research expertise is in novel sensor systems for both scientific measurement and user interface design. His award winning research has resulted in over 80 invited talks, patents, and peer-reviewed publications.
Pat Hanrahan, PhD, Technical Advisor
Pat is the Canon USA Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University. He received two Technical Academy Awards for his revolutionary work in the field of computer special effects. A pioneer of computer-mediated visualization, Pat was a founding employee of Pixar.
Terry Winograd, PhD, Technical Advisor
Terry is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University. Terry is world-renowned for designing effective computer-mediated interaction. He was the PhD advisor to Larry Page, whose project became Google.
David Kelley, Technical Advisor
David is the founder of IDEO and a professor (and lead creator) of Stanford University's School of Design (d.School). An Edison Achievement Award recipient, David has helped revolutionize ideas of creativity and design, pioneering the first Apple mouse, the first Palm Treo, and Steelcase's Leap chair.