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Startup wins award for AI smart-glasses for doctors after founder’s child loses vision

In 2020, Esther Oh’s 16 year old son contracted a virus where misdiagnosis and delays during the COVID lockdown caused irreversible blindness while doctor friends died from COVID.

This devastation turned to innovation to save, protect and transform lives, by delivering knowledge on demand in real time to empower humans to work smarter, faster and safer using a proprietary solution called XRAI Vision™ that integrates extended reality, artificial intelligence and computer vision into an intuitive Plug & Play solution for advanced telehealth and emergency rescues.

Esther says, “It is so sad and devastating that a gifted and wonderful child is denied many jobs due to a permanent disability. The world loses significant knowledge and skills when highly skilled people leave the medical profession.

I thought hard about what I can do to help support those in high pressure and demanding jobs when their lives are also at risk trying to save our lives, and how I can upskill the workforce despite limitations and disabilities.

I’m glad to find a cost-effective solution to treat more patients with less time, resources and human errors,, protect those on the frontline and transform lives of those already adversely impacted, radically  transforming the way humans see, learn and work.”


Pioneering a 3-in-1 seamless Plug & Play XRAI Vision™ solution with minimal learning curve for frontline, emergency and remote workforce, Agili8’s multi-award-winning smart glasses, mobile app and platform empowers frontliners to complete mission critical work handsfree with remote expert guidance and/or AI assistance when there is no human expert or internet available.

No stranger to innovation and problem solving, Esther won multiple prestigious awards, such as the Tech For Good Female Founders Grant Challenge, Cyber Security Technology Award, Women in Technology WA Tech+ Award, Defence Agile Command & Control hackathon,  Global Impact Award, WA 40 under 40 award, Hong Kong Australia Business Award, Konica-Minolta Female Entrepreneur Award and CPA Excellence awards for innovating, optimizing and globalizing advanced technologies throughout her 25 year career in technology, resources, finance, export and higher education sectors with Ministerial appointment to successfully reform TAFE education to prepare a future-ready workforce for the era of artificial intelligence during the toughest economic downturn.

Esther recently won the AmCham Alliance Awards 2022 in Artificial Intelligence which took place on the 8th of November at the International Convention Centre in Sydney. The AmCham Alliance Awards recognise trailblazers in six key emerging industries of national significance that fosters innovation and collaboration between America and Australia, including Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology, Space, Quantum, Clean Energy and Digital Economy.

She was also selected by the US Embassy at Canberra earlier this year to represent Australian female founders at the Global Women Entrepreneurship Summit, sharing her inspiring experience at AmCham Global Leadership Academy and by ANDHealth to represent Australian innovation at the world’s largest digital health expo in Las Vegas from 13 – 16 November.

Agili8 is a Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Eligible Organisation recognised by the National Health & Medical Research Council, a status originally held by large hospitals, universities and medical research centres and is an eligible Early Stage Innovation Company (ESIC) recognised by the Australian Tax Office with significant investor benefits.


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