Augmented reality healthcare technology company, Proximie, which is based in Lebanon and London, has been awarded for its world-class health product by the World Summit Awards (WSA) in its master list of digital innovation with a social impact.

Proximie is one of 40 winners across the globe out of 400 submissions from more than 100 United Nations member states. Its augmented reality platform allows doctors to virtually transport themselves into any clinical setting to interact in a live situation regardless of geographical location.

Nadine Hachach-Haram, co-founder of Proximie, said: “Proximie is the only augmented reality healthcare solution that works at scale, is affordable and accessible to all. We are honoured to receive this global recognition and look forward to continue working with our existing countries and more to bring about real change in healthcare through digital innovation.”

The World Summit Awards is a global initiative to promote local digital innovation with a high impact on improving society. The winners were selected by international experts from all regions and fields.

WSA Chairman Peter A. Bruck said: “Today we are living in a completely different environment – through the mobile revolution, through the emergence of the algorithmic age – data has become a capital as much as labour, land, money and machinery. Hunting for the next unicorn and better, faster, bigger technology foster the digital divide, instead of mending it. Hence, it is more important than ever to evaluate what is excellent content that really offers solutions and impact. Qualitative, local content has become the key and permanent issue. WSA presents innovation that uses ICT for social connectivity.”

Proximie will receive its award at a ceremony at the World Summit Awards Global Congress in Cascais, Portugal in March 2019.