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Indian tech-support app boosted by coronavirus seeks investors

BlinkIn aims to automate augmented reality-driven guidance service

A technician with German manufacturer Huber & Ranner demonstrates how the BlinkIn app can assist with the provision of remote guidance. (Courtesy BlinkIn)

HAMBURG, Germany - With interest in its online system for provision of remote technical guidance booming amid the coronavirus pandemic, Indian startup BlinkIn is seeking external investment for the first time.

BlinkIn came to public attention when technicians from German company Huber & Ranner used the app to guide workers setting up the ventilation system in a specialty hospital built in 10 days in late January in Wuhan, China, then the isolated global center of the coronavirus pandemic.

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